Legislation, Statutory and Good Practice Guidance,
and Regulatory Authorities
Safeguarding adults is a Statutory Duty for Local Authorities (LA) with Adult Services Responsibilities under the The Care Act 2014 This Act also requires the local LA to set up Safeguarding Adult Boards (SAB) which includes the NHS and Police. Local policies and procedures are produced by SABs
To make an adult safeguarding referal contact your countycouncil.org.uk or visit
your local Safeguarding Adult Boards (SAB)
Dial 999 in an emergency
Part 5 of this Act is about Protection of Children etc
An Act to reform the law relating to care and support for adults and the law relating to support for carers, to make provision about safeguarding adults from abuse or neglect, to make provision about care standards, to establish and make provision about Health Education England, to establish and make provision about the Health Research Authority, and for connected purposes.
Compulsory admission to hospital or guardianship for patients not involved in criminal proceedings (Part II).
An Act to require the notification of information to the police by persons who have committed certain sexual offences; to make provision with respect to the commission of certain sexual acts outside the United Kingdom; and for connected purposes.
An Act to protect individuals who make certain disclosures of information in the public interest; to allow such individuals to bring action in respect of victimisation; and for connected purposes.
Special measures directions in case of vulnerable and intimidated witnesses
Includes trustees duty of care
Relating to offences against children. It includes the offences of grooming, abuse of position of trust, trafficking, and covers offences committed by UK citizens whilst abroad. It also updates the Sex Offenders Act 1997 by strengthening the monitoring of sex offenders.
An Act to make new provision relating to persons who lack capacity; to establish a superior court of record called the Court of Protection in place of the office of the Supreme Court called by that name; to make provision in connection with the Convention on the International Protection of Adults signed at the Hague on 13th January 2000; and for connected purposes.
Extends the 2004 offence to include “causing or allowing child or vulnerable adult to suffer serious physical harm”.
GOOD PRACTICE GUIDELINES
HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
Whistleblowing Helpline for the NHS and Social Care Telephone 08000 724725
For Health and Social Care
- Inspector’s Handbook Safeguarding 2018 currently under review late 2019
- Raising a concern with CQC 2017
- Report serious wrongdoing at a charity as a worker or volunteer 2019
- Safeguarding and protecting people for charities and trustees update October 2019
- Safeguarding against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Sexual Harassment (SEAH) in the aid sector October 2019
- Charities: how to protect children and adults at risk 2018