Information for Professionals

Policies and Procedures

Details of polices and procedures, developed locally, alongside regional and national guidance,  can be found by following the link below

Link to  Polices and Procedures page

Who needs Safeguarding

Details of how the Care Act (2014) is applied in Worcestershire can be found by following the link below.  This includes links to policies and resources on the different types of abuse and neglect.

Who Needs Safeguarding

Making Safeguarding Personal (MS)

This link takes you to our page on MSP which includes links to national resources.

MSP Page

Mental Capacity Act

This link takes you to a resource briefing the WSAB has produced following a number of Safeguarding Adults Reviews identifying learning on the application of the Mental Capacity act

WSAB SARs MCA learning resource

Complex Adults Risk Management (CARM) Framework

A CARM was introduced in Worcestershire during  2022.  It  provides front line practitioners with a framework to facilitate effective joint working with adults who:

  • are at risk of harm due to their complex needs,
  • where the risks cannot effectively be managed via other processes or interventions, such as section 9 care and support assessment or section 42, safeguarding enquiry under the Care Act 2014.
  • the adult’s engagement with support is intermittent or it has been difficult to engage with the adult
  • individual agency procedures have not been able to resolve the problem(s)
  • Without some for of support the risk is likely to increase

Details of the CARM framework, including how to make a referral, can be found by following the link below:

WSAB CARM framework

Learning and Development

Whilst the WSAB does not provide training we do have a page with information on local learning events and resources which  have been developed locally to help improve practice.  Further details can be found by following the link below:

Learning and Development

Safeguarding Adults Reviews

Since the implementation of the Care Act (2014) there is a statutory requirement to undertake Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SARs).   Further details on how this is undertaken in Worcestershire, along with copies of published SARs and learning briefings can be found by following the link below:

Safeguarding Adults Reviews

Safeguarding Adults Network

The Safeguarding Network group is open to organisations who directly deliver services to adults at risk, including voluntary sector and services that operate at a district level.  Further details on the Network and how to join can be found by following the link below:

Safeguarding Adults Network Group

WSAB Annual Reports

The Care Act 2014 requires each Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) to publish an annual report, as soon as is feasible, after the end of each financial year.  These can be found by following the link below

WSAB Annual Reports