The role of lay members is to enable effective ties to be developed between the SAB and the local community and ensuring the work of the SAB is transparent and accessible.
Lay members support the work of the Board by:
- Contributing to the development of strategies and plans to respond to and prevent abuse and neglect
- Challenging the work of the SAB where required
- Bringing an awareness and knowledge of the diverse communities and individuals living in East Sussex and through this
It is evident that systems are in place to continuously monitor, appraise and challenge safeguarding practice and to ensure client voices are heard in striving to ensure vulnerable people are safeguarded from harm”