Multi-agency Policy and Procedures for the West Midlands
Worcestershire Safeguarding Adults Board has adopted the ‘Adult Safeguarding: Multi-agency policy and procedures for the protection of adults with care & support needs in the West Midlands’. All staff, in whatever setting, have a key role in preventing harm or abuse occurring and in taking action where concerns arise. The policy and procedures set simply and clearly how agencies and individuals should work together to protect adults at risk. Agencies are also required to have local guidance in place explaining to staff how the procedures will be implemented within their employing organisation.
In January 2022 the Chief Social Worker published the following national guidance which sets out the principles for safeguarding adults.