National Policies, Procedures & Guidance
No Secrets (Department of Health, 2000) (.pdf, 1.18MB)
Guidance on developing and implementing multi-agency policies and procedures to protect vulnerable adults from abuse
These arrangements recognise the increased risk to vulnerable adults whose care arrangements are complicated by cross boundary considerations.
Safeguarding adults at risk of harm: A legal guide for practitioners (SCIE, 2011)
This guide is aimed primarily at practitioners working in various settings for organisations involved in safeguarding. But it may also be useful for volunteers, family. It aims to equip practitioners with information about how to assist and safeguard people. Knowing about the legal basis is fundamental, because the law defines the extent and limits of what can be done to help people and to enable people to keep themselves safe.
Safeguarding Adults and the role of health services (Department of Health, 2011)
These documents remind health services of their duties to safeguard adults
- Role of managers and boards (.pdf, 2.73MB)
- Role of health practitioners(.pdf, 4.61MB)
- Role of commissioners (.pdf, 2.92MB)
- Self assessment and assurance framework (XLS, 608KB)
- Equality Impact Assessment (.pdf, 118KB)
The Law Commission: Adult Social Care (2011)
In this report, The Law Commission make recommendations for a single, clear, modern statute and code of practice that would pave the way for a coherent social care system.
Download full report (.pdf, 693KB)
The Munro Review of Child Protection:Final Report - A child-centred system (Munro, 2011)
This final report sets out proposals for reform which, taken together, are intended to create the conditions that enable professionals to make the best judgments about the help to give to children, young people and families.
Download full report (.pdf, 2.98MB)