Safeguarding Adults Policies and Procedures
See the Safeguarding Adults page to report abuse.
We are in the process of updating our policies and procedures to reflect the changes in the law. You can read more about the Care Act and safeguarding on the GOV.UK website (external link).
- Safeguarding Adults Multi Agency Information Sharing Protocol (ISP)
- Safeguarding Adults ISP Practitioners Guide 2013
- Haringey Multi-Agency Self Neglect and Hoarding Procedure 2016-19
- Joint Establishment Concerns Policy & Procedures
- Haringey Adult Safeguarding Prevention Strategy 2017-20
- Safeguarding Adults Reviews Procedure (SARs)
- Haringey Clinical Commissioning Group Pressure Ulcer Protocol and Pathway
- Managing Provider Failure and Other Service Interruptions Procedure
- Inter-Agency Haringey SAB Escalation Protocol
- Haringey's Multi Agency Section 42 Enquiry Framework and Guidance
- Haringey Safeguarding Adults Board Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Staff Procedures and Guidance
- Multi-Agency High Risk Panel
This Information Sharing Protocol (ISP) is an agreement between Partner Organisations. Its purpose is:
- To facilitate the secure exchange of information, where necessary to ensure the safeguarding of Adults in Haringey. It covers specific social care issues not previously addressed by the Crime, Disorder and Anti-Social Behaviour protocol
- To provide a framework for the secure and confidential sharing of personal information
You can download the Multi Agency Information Sharing Protocol - 13 January 2014 (PDF, 499KB) here. The ISP is currently being reviewed, you can download the Draft Multi Agency Information Sharing Protocol - September 2016 (PDF, 705KB) here.
This guide is aimed at practitioners, and summarises how information can be shared within the terms of Haringey's Adults Multi-Agency ISP. The guide applies to information sharing to ensure the health, well-being and safeguarding of adults, children and young people in Haringey.
You can download the Practitioners Guide - 2016 (PDF, 513KB) here. The Practitioners Guide is currently being reviewed, you can download the Draft Practitioners Guide - 2016 (PDF, 531KB) here.
In February 2014 at the Haringey High Risk Panel, the London Fire Brigade (LFB) took forward discussion and progression in the setting up of a Haringey Multi‐Agency Hoarding Protocol. The panel consisted of representatives from the LFB, Homes for Haringey, Mental Health, and the London Borough of Haringey. The purpose of this document is to set out the policy, guidance and process for organisations which may come across a resident of Haringey that hoards. The procedure was last updated in November 2016.
For more information, you can download the Haringey Multi-Agency Self Neglect and Hoarding Procedure 2016-19 (PDF, 540KB).
The LFB has put together a number of real life case studies relating to incidents where a faulty fire alarm or no fire alarm were in place and how this affected vulnerable people. See case studies below:
- LFB Case Study - Betty (PDF, 100KB)
- LFB Case Study - Maisie (PDF, 96KB)
- LFB Case Study - Malcolm (PDF, 97KB)
- LFB Case Study - Vera (PDF, 101KB)
The Joint Health and Social Care Strategy has been developed as a means for managing large scale investigations of Care Providers. It is a response to the concerns raised in Serious Case Reviews (SCR) about the quality of care and safety of people, most recently the South Gloucestershire report on Winterbourne View Private Hospital, and the Francis Report on the failings found at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. It is not however exclusive to the findings and recommendations of these reports. It has also taken forward the organisational learning from other SCR’s, management investigations, commissioning accreditation findings and safeguarding investigations managed by the lead agency for safeguarding.
The Strategy updates our previous Safeguarding Prevention Strategy to ensure compliance with changes and developments in safeguarding adults at risk. Within the strategy you will find full details of our role and responsibilities in safeguarding adults at risk and our proposals on how we do this. We want to support people to live as independently as possible with dignity and respect. We will help people to help themselves to take increasing responsibility for staying as active and as well as they can, for as long as possible, by ensuring easy access to a wide range of preventative and universal services and community resources. The Safeguarding Prevention and Training Development Sub-group will take the lead in the delivery plan.
- Download the Haringey Adult Safeguarding Prevention Strategy 2017-2020 - 24/04/2017 (PDF, 230KB)
- Download the Haringey Adult Safeguarding Prevention Strategy 2014-17 Equalities Impact Assessment - 11/02/2014 (PDF, 224KB)
Section 44 of the Care Act 2014 and associated statutory guidance require Haringey SAB to conduct Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SARs) in certain circumstances, and permits the SAB to arrange SARs in other circumstances.
The Haringey SAB Safeguarding Adults Review Procedure - October 2018 (PDF, 385KB) sets out how to request and conduct Safeguarding Adults Reviews in Haringey under Section 44 of the Care Act 2014.
- To make a SAR referral to the HSAB, please download and complete the Haringey SAR Referral Form (Word, 52KB)
- To make a referral to the Safeguarding Adults Team, please download and complete the Safeguarding Adults Alert Form - 11/09/2017 (Word, 105KB)
This is a multi-agency protocol including decision guide which aims to support decisions about appropriate responses to pressure ulcer care and whether concerns need to be referred into local authority as a safeguarding alert. The protocol provides guidance for staff in all sectors who are concerned that a pressure ulcer may have arisen as a result of poor practice, neglect/abuse or act of omission and therefore have to decide whether to make a referral via the Pan London policy and procedures.
For more information, you can download:
- Haringey CCG Pressure Ulcer Protocol May 2016 (PDF, 679KB)
- Haringey CCG Pressure Ulcer Pathway May 2016 (PDF, 79KB)
Sections 19 and 48 to 57 of the Care Act 2014 place a new temporary duty on local authorities to meet an adult’s care and support needs and a carer’s support needs when a registered care provider or agency becomes unable to carry on a regulated activity because of business failure. This procedure document explains what this duty means and Haringey Council’s approach to ensure that adults and carers are not left without the care or support needed if their care provider becomes unable to carry on providing it because of business failure.
This protocol aims to support positive resolution of professional difference between agencies working to safeguard vulnerable adults in Haringey. Whilst there is generally a good working relationship between agencies and professional difference can be a driving force in developing practice, occasionally disagreements may arise which requires timely resolution so as not to delay decision making.
This document represents collaboration between the agencies on behalf of Haringey’s Safeguarding Adults Board to provide a joint Section 42 Enquiry Framework by which we work in partnership to safeguard vulnerable adults from abuse.
- Haringey's Multi Agency Section 42 Enquiry Framework and Guidance (PDF, 175KB)
- Safeguarding Screening Enquiries Flowchart - October 2017 (PDF, 107KB)
- Safeguarding Mental Health Screening Flowchart (PDF, 54KB)
Haringey Safeguarding Adults Board Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Staff Procedures and Guidance
This guidance is relevant to professionals who are with adults who may lack capacity to make particular decisions, and is in a situation where the possibility that there may be deprivation of liberty arises. The guidance will describe:
- How to identify a deprivation of liberty
- How to avoid a deprivation of liberty
- The DoLS assessment and authorisation procedure
The Haringey High Risk Panel (HHRP) was established to provide a multi-agency way of supporting work on complex and/or high risk cases, including but not limited to hoarding, fire risk, and self-neglect and includes near miss fire risk. The HHRP supports agencies in their work to lower and manage risk for both customers and their immediate neighbours, where risk might remain at a high threshold without collaboration available through a multi-agency approach. The panel has a consultative and advisory role and adheres to the confidentiality policy which governs the Haringey SAB.