Annie Callanan, Independent Chair for West Sussex Safeguarding Adults Board
Annie Callanan brings a wealth of knowledge to the role as an experienced senior manager with an extensive background in health and social care.
Annie will provide leadership and promote collaborative working as part of her role which includes offering constructive challenge by holding member agencies to account and acting as spokesperson for the SAB.
Safeguarding boards are statutory organisations which bring together councils, the NHS, and police, to oversee protection for vulnerable people, such as people who have a physical and/or learning disability, people with mental ill health or those who are vulnerable due to age and/or capacity issues.
Annie said she wanted the Board to be supportive while also offering constructive challenge to the member agencies so that it met its statutory duty as a Board, to hold the agencies to account. She is also keen to involve those who use services and carers/representatives in the work of the Board.