Safeguarding Adults Practice & Procedures

Making Safeguarding Personal Aims to:
  • Make safeguarding more person centred, leading to more meaningful engagement of people in the safeguarding process and improved outcomes.
  • Give staff permission to spend more time with people asking what they want as an outcome at the start and throughout the safeguarding process, and asking how they want to be involved.
  • Find out to what extent those outcomes have been met at the end of the process.


The over-riding principle of safeguarding enquiries should be about exploring with the person concerned (and/or their representatives, advocates or Best Interest Assessors) the options that they have and what they want to do about their situation. This includes having conversations with people about how to respond in safeguarding situations in a way that enhances involvement, choice and control as well as improving quality of life, wellbeing and safety. It is about seeing people as experts in their own lives and working alongside them and whether intervention has a positive impact on their life or made a difference. It is a shift from a process supported by conversations to a series of conversations supported by a process - Making Safeguarding Personal.

In this section you will find the most up-to-date safeguarding adults practice & procedures, which aim to protect people from abuse and avoidable harm. These procedures will be reviewed regularly and updated to incorporate lessons from recent cases and new guidance or changes in practice.

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