Thresholds for reporting safeguarding concerns: Referrals that are not accepted

Guidance for housing managers

The following tips are useful for dealing with referrals that are not accepted: [24]

If adult social care staff argue that it is the choice of the individual to refuse intervention and that they have the capacity to make ‘unwise decisions’, consider the following questions.

Ultimately, if there are concerns about implementation of the multi-agency safeguarding procedures, these can be discussed at the safeguarding adults board.