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Multi-Agency Policy, Procedures, Protocols and Guidance (Adults)

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 Legal Support for Victims of Crime

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

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

Allegations Management Summary

Consanguinity - The Health of Children with Parents Related by Blood

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

Mental Health Pathways

Multi-Agency Risk Management (MRM) Protocol - includes MDT Protocol

Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) Protocol

Out of Area Safeguarding Adults Arrangements

Positive Risk Taking Guidelines

Pressure Ulcers and Safeguarding

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

Tiered Risk Assessment and Management (TRAM) Protocol

Whistle-blowing guidance

External links

Bridging the gap: transitional safeguarding - Social work with adults (blog.gov.uk)

Care and Support Statutory Guidance

Making Safeguarding Personal.pdf (adass.org.uk)


Revisiting safeguarding practice - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)

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