Safeguarding Adults Policies and Procedures
Safeguarding Adults: Multi-agency Policy and Procedures for the
County Council is a signatory to “Safeguarding Adults: Multi-agency
Policy and Procedures for the West Midlands”. This
guidance operates on a multi-agency basis across the West Midlands
area, thereby ensuring consistency of responses and a common
approach to safeguarding amongst signatory organisations.
The West Midlands guidance has been produced in consultation
with health and social care representatives as well as
representatives from partner agencies, such as West Mercia
Constabulary. In order to ensure that the guidance remains
current in terms of legislation and best practice, it will be
hosted on the Social Care Institute for Excellence website.
This will enable any changes to be made in real time. For
this reason, staff should ensure that they always refer to the
current version of the guidance on the SCIE website rather than
relying on printed versions which may have been super-ceded.
The West Midlands guidance requires signatory agencies to have
local guidance in place explaining to staff how the procedures will
be implemented within their employing organisation. For staff
working within Worcestershire County Council this guidance is in
the form of Practice Guides 1 and 2, which can be found on the
safeguarding adults section of the county council
Where additional local multi-agency policies are required, these
will be overseen by Worcestershire Safeguarding Adults Board’s
Policy and Procedures Subgroup. If you have and comments upon the
new Policy and Procedures, please send them to:
Sue Lawrence (Adult Safeguarding Team Manager)
Sarah Pilkington (Learning and Development Co-ordinator for Adult
Worcestershire Safeguarding Adults Board Guidance
Additional Worcestershire County Council Guidance
These local practice guides sit under the West Midlands Policy
and Procedure and give additional best practice guidance to
professionals responsible for safeguarding adults:
Quality Assurance Protocol for NHS Funded Placements
Following the expose of Winterbourne View Hospital in 2011,
Worcestershire have developed a quality assurance protocol for NHS
funded placements, to ensure that our most vulnerable people are
safe in both locked and therapeutic settings. We are required
to continually monitor the way in which we have responded following
Winterbourne and, along with the protocol we will be updating the
'Getting it Right Toolkit' on a regular basis.
This page was last reviewed 4 September 2014 at 9:04.
The page is next due for review 2 March 2016.