Legislation & National Guidance

Below are the most relevant, up to date pieces of legislation and statutory guidance, used in connection with safeguarding adults work.

Link to www.legislation.gov.uk: Care Act 2014

Care Act 2014: Care and Support Statutory Guidance (Revised Oct 2018)

Link to www.legislation.gov.uk: Equality Act 2010

Link to www.legislation.gov.uk: Human Rights Act 1998

Link to www.legislation.gov.uk: Mental Capacity Act 2005

Link to www.legislation.gov.uk: Mental Health Act 1983 & www.gov.uk: Code of Practice 2015


ADASS – Out of Area Safeguarding Adults Arrangements (June 2016)

Controlling or coercive behaviour: Statutory guidance (Dec 2015)

Identifying a Deprivation of Liberty – Practical Guidance

Note for Safeguarding Adults Boards – Mental Health Crisis Concordat

Skills for Care: Employing Personal Assistants Toolkit

The Casey Review: Opportunity and Integration (Dec 2016)