Multi-agency adult safeguarding manual

Adult safeguarding is everyone’s business and local partnership working is essential to ensure there is consistency across Plymouth in how adults with care and support needs are safeguarded from abuse, neglect or exploitation.

It is vital that all staff understand their role and responsibilities, and work in ways that safeguard such adults whilst supporting them to remain in control of their own decisions.

This manual is intended to guide the safeguarding approach of all agencies across all sectors, and sets out expectations which should be regarded as best practice and to which signatory agencies have agreed. It contains policy and detailed guidance, as well as other procedures which constitute the Safeguarding Process. It is also supported and informed by a range of other documents which are linked in relevant chapters.

The policy has been developed in line with the Care and Support Statutory Guidance - Issued under the Care Act 2014, Department of Health and the 2016 revised guidance.

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