This page is designed to provide a quick reference guide to professionals on the most recent and relevant information in relation to safeguarding adults work.
Latest Policies, Strategies and Procedures
All of the most up to date local policies, strategies and procedures are published on this webpage:
NHS Safeguarding Guide
This guide has now been launched as an ‘App’ which may be useful for all professionals to have as it provides a summary of all the relevant information in relation to adult and child safeguarding: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.antbits.nhsSafeguardingGuide
Unseen UK is a well-regarded charity who have been running a national Modern Slavery Helpline for the last two years: 08000 121 700
To support this they have now launched an App which provides key information on this subject as well as an online, confidential method to submit reports to the Helpline. More information can be found here: https://www.unseenuk.org/
TSAB You Tube Channel
The Board’s You Tube Channel has a playlist with a series of useful videos all linked to the subject of adult safeguarding: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMxNFNZsoxIc3YZEVXisx_w
Workbooks (suitable for individuals unable to access e-learning course).
As well as the Safeguarding Adults Awareness workbook the Board also offer the following more in-depth workbooks:
- Module 1: Safeguarding Adults & Learning from Safeguarding Adult Reviews (being reviewed)
- Module 2: The Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
- Module 3: Domestic Abuse
- Module 4: Forced Marriage
- Module 5: Female Genital Mutilation
- Module 6: Prevent
- Module 7: Modern Slavery
- Module 8: Self-Neglect
Learners who have completed the modular workbooks have stated:
“The workbooks have taught me to be aware and take notice, be more alert and to be confident in myself and report any concerns that arise, how to gather the information and be factual”. (Care home worker in Stockton-on-Tees).
“It was good to have all the information in a book so that I can keep refreshing my mind in future.” (Carer from Hartlepool).
For more information, please follow the links below or contact the Teeswide Safeguarding Adults Board Business Unit.
As part of the Board’s website there is a section dedicated to ’mapping’ local support services, which are in some way linked to adult safeguarding. This includes a newly updated list of the Teeswide locations of the Safe Place Scheme.
- Discriminatory Abuse
- Domestic Abuse
- Financial or Material Abuse
- Making Safeguarding Personal
- Modern Slavery
- Physical Abuse
- Neglect and Acts of Omission
- Sexual Abuse
- Vulnerable Witnesses – Awareness for Social Worker