SCIE Report 39: Protecting adults at risk: London multi-agency policy and procedures to safeguard adults from abuse
Produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence with the Pan London Adult Safeguarding Editorial Board
Published: January 2011
Review: This report is based on No Secrets. It's content will be superseded by the requirements of the Care Act. SCIE is working with partners and stakeholders to provide guidance that will support the development of practice in line with the Care Act 2014. Until such time as practice guidance is issued, the overarching framework and principles of Pan-London should still be used.
Protecting adults at risk represents the commitment of organisations in Greater London to work together to safeguard adults at risk. The policy and procedures are for different agencies and individuals involved in safeguarding adults, including managers, professionals, volunteers and staff working in public, voluntary and private sector organisations. They represent the commitment of organisations to:
- work together to prevent and protect adults at risk from abuse
- empower and support people to make their own choices
- investigate actual or suspected abuse and neglect
- support adults and provide a service to adults at risk who are experiencing abuse, neglect and exploitation.
The procedures aim to make sure that:
- the needs and interests of adults at risk are always respected and upheld
- the human rights of adults at risk are respected and upheld
- a proportionate, timely, professional and ethical response is made to any adult at risk who may be experiencing abuse
- all decisions and actions are taken in line with the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
The report is relevant to all organisations that have reasonability for safeguarding adults at risk in London. Each local partnership in London is asked to adopt this policy and procedures so that there is consistency across London in how adults at risk are safeguarded from abuse.
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