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Policy and procedures

The Fourth Edition of the Multi Agency Policy for Safeguarding Adults at Risk and Multi Agency Operational Procedures for Responding to and Investigating Abuse.

The Safeguarding Adults Board, whilst authorising the publication of this policy and procedures, would like to draw your attention to ongoing discussions between the Safeguarding Adults Service and the local Mental Health Trust. This is in regards to the implementation of certain aspects of the procedure.

Until this is fully resolved the small number of services affected by this should continue to follow the locally agreed interim arrangements.

The Safeguarding Adults at Risk Policy (PDF 858Kb) has been designed to make the procedures easy to access and allows you to identify and go to the specific part(s) relevant to your role.

  • Part 1 sets out the values and principles of the partnership
  • Part 2 details the types and indicators of abuse and identifies all agencies and services who have both a direct or indirect role in preventing, and responding to allegations of, abuse
  • Part 3 gives guidance for both professional and non-professionals on how to respond to concerns or disclosures of abuse and how to refer into the multi-agency partnership
  • Part 4 provides detailed guidance to designated staff charged with carrying out an adult protection investigation

The policy is permanently available via the website to facilitate ready access and permit regular updating.

The Northwest Safeguarding policy (PDF 290Kb)has been developed by safeguarding adults boards (SABs) across the North West, to meet the requirements of the Care Act and the Department of Health Statutory Guidance.

The Northwest Safeguarding adult’s policy is designed to support current good practice in adult safeguarding and outlines the arrangements which apply to all local authorities within the Northwest region.

Stockport’s multi agency policy for Safeguarding Adults at Risk and Multi Agency Operational Procedures for Responding to and Investigating Abuse are provided separately.