Structure of SSASPB

Governance and Structure


The Board has a statutory responsibility to produce an Annual Report which is presented annually to the relevant Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire overview and scrutiny committees. It is also presented at Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Health and Well-Being Boards and sent to both Healthwatch Stoke-and-Trent and Staffordshire and the Police and Crime Commissioner for information in accordance with the Care Act 2014 guidance.


The SSASPB delivers the Strategic Plan and Care Act responsibilities through its 5 sub-groups:

  • Executive
  • Safeguarding Adult Review
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Prevention and Engagement
  • Policies and Procedures (virtual)

There is also a Practitioners Forum which reports into the Prevention and Engagement sub-group and a Mental Capacity Act group which will act as a reference group for all matters connected to Mental Capacity and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.