Isle of Man: Adults

Legislation, Statutory and Good Practice Guidance

Safeguarding for both children and vulnerable adults is defined by the Isle of Man Safeguarding Act 2018. The newly formed Statutory Safeguarding Board its website has not yet been completed. Safeguarding is not solely the responsibility of the Safeguarding Board but policies and procedures have been developed by them to ensure that safeguarding is everybodies business. Everyone who works with children and vulnearble adults should be aware of their safeguarding responsibilities and know how to recogonise, report and respond to safeguarding risks.

If you have any safeguarding concern in relation to adults please contact:

(01624) 685969 during office hours

(01624) 650000 out of office hours

Dial 999 in an emergency

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)


Tynwald is the Isle of Man Parliament


All new Acts of Tynwald as enacted can be accessed via the legislation website 

These include:

Manx Care Act 2021

Regulation of Care (Amendment ) Act 2020

Data Protection Act 2018 and GDPR

Equality Act 2017

Freedom of Information Act 2015

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (as UK Parliament)

Human Rights Act 2001

Criminal Justice Act 2001

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 2001 

Statutory Guidance

Safeguarding Together Guidance for collective working to safeguard children and vulnerable adults in the Isle of Man 2018

Good Practice Guidance

Isle of Man Government: Inter Agency safeguarding Adults Policy and Adult Protection Procedures 2018-2020

These Procedures support the statutory guidance of the Isle of Man Safeguarding Board, Safeguarding Act 2018, and have been developed in line with best practice guidance from the U.K; the Care Act (2014)(UK), National Standards Framework “Safeguarding Adults” developed by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, London Multi-agency Adult Safeguarding Policy & Procedures and North West Safeguarding Adults Policy (version 4.8).

Regulation Authorities

Registration and Inspection Unit

Regulation of Care Act 2013


Charities Registration and Regulation Act 2019

The Attorney General is the Registrar and Regulator of charities