Safeguarding adults: multi-agency policy and procedure for the West Midlands

Author:
WEST MIDLANDS SAFEGUARDING ADULTS POLICY AND PROCEDURE GROUP
Publisher:
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Publication year:
2012
Pagination:
126p.
Place of publication:
London

This resource reflects the commitment of organisations in the West Midlands and allied local authorities to work together to safeguard adults at risk. The policy and procedures are aimed at different agencies and individuals involved in safeguarding adults, including managers, professionals, volunteers and staff working in public, voluntary and private sector organisations. The report is in five main sections. It begins by outlining the principles and values underpinning the policy in relation to adults at risk. It then discusses where adult abuse may occur and who may perpetrate it. Section four, Safeguarding Adults, looks the roles and responsibilities of those involved in Safeguarding Adults processes. These include friends and family, as well as statutory services such as local authorities, the Police, NHS-funded services and housing services. Section five outlines the procedures for Safeguarding Adults in the West Midlands region: raising the alert; referral; strategy discussion meeting;  investigation and assessment; case conference; review; and closure. The final section looks at how and when major investigations take place. [Note: From 1 April 2015, the West Midlands Region began working to new policy and procedure as a consequence of the Care Act 2014. 'Safeguarding adults: multi-agency policy and procedure for the West Midlands', produced in conjunction with SCIE, is therefore no longer in operation.]

Subject terms:
interagency cooperation, investigations, multidisciplinary services, policy, procedures, adult abuse, safeguarding adults, safeguarding;
Location(s):
England
Link:
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Series name:
Report
Series no:
60

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