Guidance on raising concerns about abuse and neglect
A multi-agency working group has developed guidance for practitioners and providers about safeguarding concerns. The aim of this guidance is to support the appropriate reporting of concerns and free up valuable time so that the focus can be on situations that require a safeguarding enquiry.
This guidance has been created following a suggestion from the Peer Review of adult safeguarding in East Sussex last March. One of the areas highlighted, was the need for development in greater confidence and consistency in deciding when an issue is a safeguarding concern or not. The guidance has drawn upon versions produced by several other Safeguarding Adults Boards nationally. There will also be in depth guides available in a few weeks to support decision-making on key topics such as falls, medication errors and pressure damage.