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Multi-Agency Policy, Procedures, Protocols and Guidance

Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Adults Board’s mission is to prevent and reduce the risk of significant harm to adults at risk from abuse or other types of exploitation, whilst supporting individuals in maintaining control over their lives and in making informed choices without coercion.

RBSAB Multi-Agency Policy and Procedures

1 Policy

2 Glossary

3 What is Abuse and Neglect

  • Examples of abuse
  • Who abuses and neglects?
  • Spotting signs of abuse and neglect

4 Carers and Safeguarding

5 Legal Framework

6 Information Sharing

7 Local roles and responsibilities

  • Front line
  • Line Managers supervision
  • Senior managers
  • Corporate/Cross Authority roles
  • Chief Officers and Chief Executives
  • Local authority members
  • Commissioners
  • Providers of services
  • Voluntary organisations
  • Regulated professionals

8 Criminal Offences and Adult Safeguarding

9 Advocacy in Safeguarding

  • When should an advocate be involved?
  • Judging Substantial Difficulty
  • Who is an "Appropriate Individual"?
  • Appointing and advocate
  • Independent Mental Health Advocate
  • Independent Mental capacity Advocate
  • The role of the independent advocate

10 Use of Interpreters

11 Reporting a concern

  • Responsibilities of the person reporting a concern
  • Responsibilities of the manager with safeguarding responsibilities
  • Summary of action to be taken

12 Responding to a concern

13 Safeguarding Adult Reviews and Screening Form

(ADDITIONAL- Greater Manchester Safeguarding Adult Review Procedure)

14 Resolving Professional Disagreements

15 Complaints

  • Who may make a complaint?
  • Complaints
  • Giving people support and advice when they complain
  • Action to be taken on receiving complaints about safeguarding process

Form to report a Concern

Other Documents

Allegations Management - Initial Consideration Form

Allegations Management - Procedure and Guidance

Allegations Management - Referral Form

CQC Guidance on Covert Photography

Domestic Abuse and Older People - Guidance

Falls Protocol - When to report a fall as a safeguarding concern

Gaining access to an adult suspected to be at risk of neglect or abuse: a guide for social workers and their managers in England

Guidance on the use of photographic evidence

Herbert Protocol

Multi-Agency Risk Management (MRM) Protocol

Out of Area Safeguarding Adults Arrangements

Positive Risk Taking Guidelines

Pressure Ulcers and the interface with a Safeguarding Enquiry

Prevention and Management of Falls

Professional decision-making tool in response to a Safeguarding concern

Refusal of Medical Treatment Guidelines

Report a Concern - Form

Safeguarding Adult Review (SAR) Referral Form

Safer Working Practices

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