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.

Teeswide Safeguarding Adults Policy, Procedures, Guidance and Forms

Inter Agency Safeguarding Adults Policy (April 2020)

Inter-Agency Safeguarding Adults Procedure (December 2019)

Decision Support Guidance (February 2019)

Inter-Agency Safeguarding Adults Concern Form (March 2019)

(EXAMPLE) Inter-Agency Safeguarding Adults Concern Form – Training Tool (February 2019)

Causing Section 42 Enquiries Guidance (February 2020)

Other Enquiries Guidance (February 2020)

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


Key Documents (Listed A-Z)

Adult at Risk: Police Referral Criteria (May 2020)

Clare’s Law Guidance (November 2019)

Communication and Engagement Strategy 2019-2022 (September 2019)

Complaints Policy & Procedure (October 2019)

Duty to Refer (Homelessness Reduction Act 2017) Briefing (January 2020)

Information Sharing Agreement (January 2019)

Incidents between Residents – Advice for Local Authority Professionals (June 2019)

Incidents between Residents – Powerpoint Presentation – Training Resource (June 2019)

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

Making Safeguarding Personal Guidance (December 2018)

Medication Incidents: Guidance for Commissioners (March 2020)

Medication Incidents: Guidance for Providers (March 2020)

Members Induction Pack  (April 2020)

Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Policy (April 2018)

Modern Slavery Victim Care Pathway (July 2020)

Prevent Channel Referral Process (April 2016)

Professional Challenge Procedure (July 2020)

Professional Challenge and Curiosity Learning Briefing (July 2020)

Responding to and Addressing Serious Concerns Policy & Procedure (April 2018)

Romance Scams Guidance (February 2020)

Scams and Staying Safe Online Guidance (June 2020)

Safeguarding Adults Single Agency Policy Template (May 2020)

Self Neglect and Hoarding Policy (April 2018)

Self Neglect Guidance (January 2020)

Think Family Guidance (December 2019)*

Training Strategy (Multi-Agency) (Sept 2019)

Terms of Reference and Governance Arrangements (October 2019)

Vulnerable Witnesses – Guidance for Social Workers (June 2020)

*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)

The purpose of a SAR is to determine what the relevant agencies and individuals involved in a case might have done differently that could have prevented harm or death. This is so that lessons can be learned and those lessons applied to future cases to prevent similar harm occurring again.

The Care Act 2014 sets out the criteria for a SAR as follows:

(a) there is reasonable cause for concern about how the TSAB, its members or organisations worked together to safeguard the adult

and

(b) The adult died and the TSAB knows/suspects this was as a result of abuse or neglect

or

(c) The adult is still alive but the TSAB knows or suspects the adult has experienced serious abuse/neglect, sustained potentially life threatening injury, serious sexual abuse or serious/permanent impairment of health or development

SAR Policy & Procedure (December 2019)

SAR Decision Support Guidance (May 2019) – CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW

SAR Notification Form (July 2020)

Virtual Process for Considering a SAR Notification (July 2020)

Initial Chronology Template

Recommendation Summary Template (Information Only)

SAR Information for Families (April 2019)

SAR Sub-Group Introduction Pack (July 2020)

(EXAMPLE) SAR Notification Form – Training Tool (July 2020)