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Safeguarding adults in practice

SCIE has developed the following resources to help social workers, local authority staff and their partners, chairs and members of Safeguarding Adults Boards, to meet their safeguarding duties under the Care Act 2014.

Commissioning care homes: common safeguarding challenges

This guide aims to identify the issues that commonly lead to safeguarding referrals from care homes.

Quick guide for registered managers of care homes

Safeguarding adults in care homes means protecting their right to live in safety and acting to prevent abuse and neglect.

Safeguarding adults for housing staff

Housing staff are well placed to identify people with care and support needs at risk of abuse, share information and work with social care, health and the police. This at-a-glance briefing for all safeguarding partners describes housing staff’s key role in keeping people safe.

Lessons learnt

A collection of key lessons learnt from Safeguarding Audit Reviews (SARs) to help organisations get safeguarding practice right on a strategic level.

Adult safeguarding practice questions

This guidance is for frontline practitioners and managers who work with adults who have care and support needs and who may be at risk of abuse or neglect.

Safeguarding adults: sharing information

This guide is part of a range of products to support implementation of the adult safeguarding aspects of the Care Act 2014.

Gaining access to an adult suspected to be at risk of neglect or abuse

The aim of this guide is to clarify existing powers relating to access to adults suspected to be at risk of abuse or neglect.

Training courses

CPD-accredited training courses, scheduled open courses, and bespoke training for your team at your premises.

Safeguarding adults: CPD-accredited online course

Explore what safeguarding adults means and how to manage it effectively.