New chairman to look at strategy for safeguarding adults in Lincolnshire

A new chairman has been appointed to oversee the work of the service safeguarding adults in Lincolnshire.

Barry Earnshaw will take up the reins as independent chairman of Lincolnshire’s Safeguarding Adults Board (LSAB) from April 1.

He will be replacing Elaine Baylis, who is stepping down following more than three years at the helm.

Barry, who is also the outgoing chairman of Lincolnshire Care Association, has extensive experience at board level in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

He said: “I’m looking forward to taking up the new challenge. I want to really look at our strategy for making safeguarding personal for people so that we are protecting adults at risk and putting the individual at the centre of our safeguarding enquiries.”

Glen Garrod, Director of Adult Social Services at Lincolnshire County Council, added: “Elaine has chaired the board with considerable knowledge and skill, having previously working as an assistant chief constable in the police force.

“She has been a leading light across the region and a champion for this subject both outside the county and within it.

“Barry Earnshaw has been an excellent deputy. He is passionate about his work and has a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to safeguarding and care.

“I’m looking forward to continuing our longstanding professional relationship in his new role.”