Pan London Multi-Agency Adult Safeguarding Policy and Procedures

LondonADASS (Directors of Adult Social Services London Region) has published its Pan London Multi-Agency Adult Safeguarding Policy and Procedures.

A comprehensive document, the policies and procedures aim “to better safeguard adults at risk of abuse throughout London.”

The document is structured into the following sections:

Section 1 – Context, Principle and Values - sets out the shared vision for adult safeguarding and the key national and local drivers

Section 2: Adult Safeguarding Policy - sets out an interpretation of the Care Act 2014, so that there is a consistent approach across London to adult safeguarding.

Section 3: Adult Safeguarding Practice - sets out an interpretation of the Care Act 2014, so that there is a consistent approach across London to adult safeguarding. Includes the key areas of mental capacity and consent, advocacy and support, managing risk, record keeping and organisational learning.

Section 4: Adult Safeguarding Procedures - sets out the changes in adult safeguarding from a process driven stand-alone entity, to one where adult safeguarding is part of everyday practice about managing risk and supporting adults who are unable to protect themselves. It provides the reader with a framework that can be adjusted to meet individual need.

Section 5: Working with care and support providers - sets out how commissioners work with providers so that adults receive high quality safe services. It details how good commissioning and effective contract monitoring can support providers to take early action to reduce risk and the need for adult safeguarding.   

To access the Pan London Multi-Agency Adult Safeguarding Policy and Procedures, click here