Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB)

The Social Services Department work directly with individuals and families to ensure that they are safeguarded is the role of the Safeguarding Boards to ensure that all departments are doing what they need to in order to safeguard children and vulnerable adults.

The Safeguarding Boards hold quarterly meetings for this purpose. These meetings are open to the public (except for exempt sections) and the dates are advertised in the Penguin News and on the website for the Legislative Assembly.

The Adult Safeguarding Board was established in 2020 to prevent abuse and neglect of adults.



To prevent abuse and neglect of adults who have care and support needs, are experiencing or are at risk of abuse or neglect and as a result of those needs are unable to protect themselves against the abuse or neglect or the risk of it.

Assessment and Safeguarding of Adults Ordinance 2020. Legislation and Ordinance can be found here.

Safeguarding Adults in the Falkland Islands Policy

Mental Capacity in the Falkland Islands

Safeguarding Adults in the Falkland Islands - Guidance for Professionals


The SAB is made up of the following roles:
MLA for Health & Social Services
MLA for Education
The Director of Health and Social Services
The Director of Education
The Chief Medical Officer
The Chief of Police
The Attorney General
The Team Leader in the Social Services Department
The Chief Nursing Officer
The Probation Officer
A representative of the MoD