About us

The Stockport Safeguarding Adults Board (SSAB) is a partnership of statutory and non-statutory organisations. It has an Independent Chair (Gill Frame) providing independent leadership to support the Board’s strategic direction.

The Stockport Safeguarding Adults Board exists to ensure that all agencies work together to minimise the risk of abuse and to protect adults at risk effectively when abuse has occurred or may have occurred. The Board is committed to learning from experience and to a process of continuous improvement.

The three core duties of the Board are to:

Statutory safeguarding responsibilities arise where there is reasonable cause to suspect that an adult:

  • has needs for care and support (whether or not the authority is meeting any of those needs)
  • is experiencing, or is at risk of, abuse or neglect
  • as a result of those needs is unable to protect himself or herself against the abuse or neglect, or the risk of it.

The Board is a statutory body under the requirements of the Care Act 2014.

The Stockport Safeguarding Unit

  • Gill Frame: Independent Chair of Stockport Safeguarding Adults Board (SSAB) and Stockport Safeguarding Children Partnership (SSCP)

  • Nuala O’Rourke: Head of Safeguarding and Learning for SSAB and SSCP 

  • Lee Woolfe: Business Manager for SSAB

  • Andrew Addis: Performance and Development Manager for SSCP

  • Rosie Rodwell: Performance and Development Manager – Domestic Abuse

  • Dan Rowlands: Training Manager for SSCP

  • Susan Holroyd: Quality Assurance Officer for SSAB and SSCP

  • Tess Warburton: Quality Assurance Officer for SSCP

  • Clare Manock: Business Support Co-ordinator for SSAB and SSCP

  • Jack Decie: Business Support Co-ordinator for SSAB and SSCP

Adult abuse or neglect

Do not ignore it.

  • call 999 in an emergency
  • Telephone: 0161 217 6029
  • Minicom: 0161 217 6024
  • Out of  hours: 0161 718 2118
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