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Adult safeguarding policy and procedure

West Midlands Adult Safeguarding Policy and Procedures

Multi-agency policy and procedures for the protection of adults with care and support needs.

This document details the West Midlands Adult Safeguarding Policy and Procedures that Warwickshire has developed in collaboration with other local authorities in the West Midlands region.

The document sets out how adult safeguarding concerns will be responded to when it appears to the local authority that an adult with care and support needs is experiencing or at risk of abuse or neglect. It details how the local authority will fulfil its duties under the Care Act 2014.

West Midlands Adult Safeguarding Policy and Procedures (pdf, 1,978.6 Mb)

Adult Safeguarding in Warwickshire

This document gives guidance on how to recognise when abuse or neglect of an adult with care and support needs is taking place and how to respond to it. It details how to report it in Warwickshire and it applies to anyone who works with adults with care and support needs.

Adult Safeguarding in Warwickshire – Recognising and reporting guide (PDF, 247.28 KB)

Position of Trust guidance

This document gives guidance on what steps should be taken by professionals and organisations who are made aware of concerns about people who work with adults who have care and support needs, whether in a paid or unpaid, employed or volunteering role. It provides an overarching framework across the West Midlands region and has been adopted for use in Warwickshire.

West Midlands Adult Position of Trust Framework (PDF, 65.71 KB)

Root Cause Analysis

Root Cause Analysis is an investigative tool used to understand why an incident has occurred. Things do go wrong, and unwanted incidents and outcomes can occur. RCA provides a way of looking at incidents to understand the causes of WHY things go wrong. If we understand the contributory factors and causal factors – the Root Causes – of an incident or outcome, we can put in place corrective measures. By directing corrective measures at the root cause of a problem (and not just at the “symptom” of the problem, i.e. the unwanted incident or outcome), it is hoped the likelihood of the problem reoccurring will be reduced. In this way we can prevent unwanted incidents and outcomes, and improve the quality and safety of the service we provide.

Root Cause Investigation Analysis Social Care Provider Tool (doc, 637 Kb)

Adult safeguarding policy and procedure was last updated on May 23, 2017.


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