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About us

The Torbay and Devon Safeguarding Adults Partnership (TDSAP) was founded in 2021 by Devon County Council and Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust as a requirement of the Care Act 2014. It provides strategic leadership for safeguarding adults across Torbay and Devon.

TDSAP is the collective name for partners across Torbay and Devon and acts as the key mechanism for agreeing how partner agencies work together to safeguard and promote the safety and wellbeing of adults at risk and/or in vulnerable situations. It does this by coordinating the operational work of TDSAP members and ensures this is done effectively.

The TDSAP is completely independent, with an independent chair.

The TDSAP multi-agency partnership aims to promote awareness and understanding of abuse and neglect among service users, carers, professionals, care providers and the wider community. It works to generate community interest and engagement in safeguarding to ensure that ‘safeguarding is everyone’s business’.

The TDSAP has established a meeting structure to undertake work on behalf of the Partnership. The Torbay and Devon Safeguarding Adults Partnership has two groups reporting into the Partnership (Board) namely the Safeguarding Adults Review Core Group and the Operational Delivery Group. Reporting to the Operational Delivery Group are three sub-groups namely the Learning and Improvement sub-group, the Performance and Quality Assurance sub-group and the Community Reference Group.


The TDSAP also commissions Safeguarding Adults Reviews for cases with poor outcomes, to make sure that lessons are learned for the future.

TDSAP Constitution

How to contact us

If an adult is in immediate danger, call 999 and ask for the police.

For all other business please contact the Torbay and Devon Safeguarding Adults Partnership at

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