Local Policies, Strategies and Procedures

Below are copies of all the current and most recent documents that the Teeswide Safeguarding Adults Board has published, which are being used operationally by the partner agencies of the Board. The Tees Safeguarding Children Procedures can be found on the Tees Safeguarding Children website.

If you can not access any of the below documents and require them in a different format please contact us using the contact details in Section 3 of our Accessibility Statement

Reporting Abuse Documents

Concern Form – Inter Agency Safeguarding Adults

EXAMPLE Concern Forms (Training Tool)

Teeswide Safeguarding Adults Policy, Procedures, Guidance and Forms

Teeswide Inter Agency Safeguarding Adults Policy (February 2021)

Inter-Agency Safeguarding Adults Procedure (June 2021)

Decision Support Guidance (October 2022) (Under Review)

Causing Section 42 Enquiries Guidance (October 2022)

Other Enquiries Guidance (October 2022)

Inter-Agency Safeguarding Adults Procedure Record – Professional Use Only (Oct 2017)

High Risk Adults Panel (HRAP) 

High Risk Adults Panel (HRAP) Documents (November 2023)


Key Documents (Listed A-Z)

Adult Sexual Exploitation Practitioners Toolkit (November 2023)

Child to Parent Violence and Abuse Procedure (January 2023)

Clare’s Law Guidance – Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (August 2023)

Communication and Engagement Strategy 2022-25 (August 2023)

Falls & Safeguarding Protocol (June 2023)

Information Sharing Agreement  (October 2023)

Incidents between Residents – Advice for Local Authority Professionals (October 2022)

Incidents Between Residents – Power Point Training Resource –  (March 2023)

Incidents between Residents – What a Good Organisation Looks Like (June 2019)

Making Safeguarding Personal Guidance (April 2023)

Medication Incidents: Guidance for Commissioners (September 2023)

Medication Incidents: Guidance for Providers (March 2022)

Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Policy (June 2023)

Mental Capacity Act Guidance (July 2021)

Modern Slavery Victim Care Pathway (January 2021) (Awaiting Review)

Multi-Disciplinary Team Guidance (September 2022)

Police Referral Criteria – Adults at Risk (May 2020)

Prevent – Channel Referral Process (August 2020)

Professional Challenge Procedure (July 2020)

Responding to and Addressing Serious Concerns (June 2023)

Romance Scams Guidance (January 2023)

Scams and Staying Safe Online Guidance (January 2023)

Safeguarding Adults Single Agency Policy Template (Sept 2022)

Self Neglect and Hoarding Policy (August 2022)

Self Neglect Guidance (August 2022)

Think Family Guidance – Safeguarding Adults, Children and Families (April 2022)*

Think Family – Safeguarding Adults Children and Families Checklist – April 2022 (April 2022)*

Training Strategy (Multi-Agency) (April 2023)

Trauma Informed Practice Fact Sheet (August 2023)

Vulnerable Witnesses Guidance for Social Workers (September 2023)

Working With Parents Who Have a Learning Disability Guidance (December 2022)

*Consider risks to others – ‘Think Family’ Consideration must also be given as to whether anyone else is at risk as a result of an adult’s mental capacity. This may include children or other adults with care and support needs. Whilst actions may be limited in relation to the individual themselves, there may be a duty to take action to safeguard others. Should there be a concern that a parent may be neglecting children in their care, concerns must be reported to Children’s’ Social Care: Tees Safeguarding Children Partnerships


Safeguarding Adults Review (SAR) 

All information relating to Safeguarding Adult Reviews can be found within the SAR Section of our website.

Quick Links:

SAR Policy & Procedure (February 2023)

SAR Notification Form (February 2021)

Exemplar SAR Notification Form – Training Tool (February 2021)