Adult safeguarding in Northern Ireland: regional and local partnership arrangements

NORTHERN IRELAND. Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, GREAT BRITAIN. Northern Ireland Office
Northern Ireland. Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety
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This guidance is being issued in the context of a developing government policy framework which aims to improve safeguarding and protection outcomes for vulnerable adults in Northern Ireland. It describes the roles and responsibilities of the two new types of Safeguarding Partnerships: the regional body - the Northern Ireland Adult Safeguarding Partnership (NIASP); and the local bodies - the five Local Adult Safeguarding Partnerships (LASPs). The NIASP will determine the strategy for safeguarding vulnerable adults, develop and disseminate guidance and operational policies and procedures, monitor trends and outcomes and monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of partnership arrangements. The LASPs will facilitate practice, including engagement with service users, families and carers and the wider public, at a local level.

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interagency cooperation, joint working, multidisciplinary services, policy, policy formulation, procedures, vulnerable adults, safeguarding adults;
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government publication
Northern Ireland
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