Re-launch of Regional Safeguarding Adults Multi – Agency Policy

In collaboration with the Local Safeguarding Adult's Boards from BANES, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, and Somerset, the Joint Safeguarding Adults Multi-agency Policy is being published after revisions. This sets out the multi-disciplinary, multi-agency framework for adult safeguarding and describes how agencies should proactively prevent abuse occurring and respond if it is identified, suspected or disclosed. It applies to all organisations and agencies working with adults experiencing, or at risk of, abuse or neglect, and to adults living within the boundaries of the participating Local Authority areas regardless of funding source. There is also a contractual requirement that any providers commissioned by the statutory partners of the Safeguarding Adults Boards will adhere to this policy. Individual agencies should retain their own Safeguarding Adults Policy which should support and enhance the intention of this document.

You can read the policy here

The policy was reviewed in the autumn of 2017 and will be reviewed on a formal basis each year, or sooner in light of new guidance, legislation or relevant learning or good practice to emerge nationally or locally.