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Safeguarding Adults Policies and Procedures

Safeguarding Adults: Multi-agency Policy and Procedures for the West Midlands

Worcestershire 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 website. 

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)
Email: slawrence@worcestershire.gov.uk
or
Sarah Pilkington (Learning and Development Co-ordinator for Adult Protection)
Email spilkington@worcestershire.gov.uk

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:

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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.

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This page was last reviewed 27 August 2014 at 11:09.
The page is next due for review 23 February 2016.