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 (December 2021)

Concern Form – TEWV Version – Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys (TEWV) NHS Foundation Trust staff should only use this format (December 2021)

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 (April 2020)

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)

Clare’s Law Guidance (November 2019)

Communication and Engagement Strategy 2019-2022 (September 2019)

Complaints Policy & Procedure (February 2021)

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

Exploitation – The Changing Landscape of Exploitation Powerpoint Presentation – Training Resource (October 2020)

Information Sharing Agreement (June 2021)

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 (January 2021)

Medication Incidents: Guidance for Commissioners (March 2022)

Medication Incidents: Guidance for Providers (March 2022)

Members Induction Pack (July 2021)

Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Policy (February 2021)

Mental Capacity Act Guidance (July 2021)

Modern Slavery/Human Trafficking Assessment (November 2019)

Modern Slavery Victim Care Pathway (January 2021)

Multi-Disciplinary Team Guidance (September 2021)

Police Referral Criteria – Adults at Risk (May 2020)

Prevent – Channel Referral Process (August 2020)

Professional Challenge Procedure (July 2020)

Professional Challenge and Curiosity Learning Briefing (October 2020)

Responding to and Addressing Serious Concerns (April 2021)

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 2020)

Self Neglect Guidance (January 2020)

Self-Neglect – 7 Minute Guides (Short Guidance for Practitioners) (May 2022)

Team Around The Individual (TATI) Guidance (April 2021)

Team Around The Individual (TATI) Teeswide Referral Form

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 2022)

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


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


(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 (January 2020) This document is currently being updated

SAR Notification Form (February 2021)

Virtual Process for Considering a SAR Notification (July 2020)

Initial Chronology Template (July 2021)

Recommendation Summary (February 2021 – Information Only)

SAR Information for Families (April 2019)

SAR Sub-Group Introduction Pack (July 2020)

Exemplar SAR Notification Form – Training Tool (February 2021)