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The Safeguarding Adults Executive Board (SAEB)

The Safeguarding Adults Executive Board (SAEB) protects and promotes adults' rights to live independent lives, in safety and free from abuse and neglect. The board is independently chaired by Aileen Buckton and covers both City of Westminster and Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

SAEB is a partnership of organisations working together to prevent abuse and neglect, and where someone experiences abuse or neglect, to respond in a way that supports their choices and wellbeing.  

Our values


SAEB believes that to acknowledge abuse or neglect, to shine a light on it and to face the consequences despite our natural reluctance, takes great courage.


The board promotes compassion in our dealings with people who have experienced abuse and neglect, and in our dealings with one another, especially when we make mistakes. It promotes a culture of learning rather than blame.


Board members are accountable to each other, and to the people we serve.


SAEB raises awareness of safeguarding with the help of our community and voluntary groups, especially the Local Account Group and the Safeguarding Adults Reference Group.

People have the right to live free from harm, in communities that: 

  • have a culture that does not tolerate abuse
  • work together to prevent abuse
  • know what to do when abuse happens

The board will work with committed staff and partners to put the safety and wellbeing of all our residents first, fully listening to what they have to say, and spearheading best practice.


If you are concerned that an adult may be at risk of abuse, harm or neglect from either themselves, an individual or an organisation, please make contact with social services.

Or, for general queries and comments about the Safeguarding Adults Executive Board, in Westminster or Kensington and Chelsea, please email

Further reading

Last updated: 17/05/2022