The Isle of Wight Safeguarding Adults Board (IOWSAB) is a multi-agency partnership committee. The Local Authority are responsible for setting up and coordinating the Board. The Board gives strategic leadership for adult safeguarding across the Isle of Wight.
The IOWSAB is statutory under the Care Act 2014. The Board has an Independent Chair. Their main focus is to ensure that all agencies work together to safeguard adults at risk of harm. This includes Isle of Wight Council, Police, Health organisations, and the voluntary sector.
The IOWSAB is a strategic body, rather than a front line service or agency.