Safeguarding Adults Policies and Procedures
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- Safeguarding Adults Multi Agency Information Sharing Agreement (ISA)
- Haringey Multi-Agency Self-Neglect and Hoarding Procedure 2019-2022
- 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
The Care Act 2014 statutory guidance states that all organisations must have arrangements in place which set out clearly the processes and principles form sharing information between each other, with other professionals and the Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB). By signing up to this agreement the relevant Signatory Organisations are recognising that work together and sharing information effectively is imperative to safeguard those that are at risk or pose a risk to themselves or another, and to prevent, detect and prosecute offences against adults at risk. This agreement formalises the processes and principles for sharing information between each other, with other professionals and any other relevant parties.
The Care Act 2014 has made self-neglect a category of harm about which the Local Authority, in conjunction with local partners, has a duty to make enquiries and assess need with the promotion of well-being at the heart. The purpose of this document is to set out the procedure and guidance for organisations which may come across a resident of Haringey who self neglects or hoards. It provides support to practitioners in the engagement of customers and the management of risk. Multi-agency partnership working is key to engaging with adults that self-neglect or hoard.
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)
For more information on SAR's in Haringey, see the Safeguarding Adult Reviews in Haringey page.
This protocol provides a framework for health and care organisations to draw on when developing guidance for staff in all sectors and agencies that may see a pressure ulcer. If the staff member is concerned that the pressure ulcer may have arisen as a result of poor practice, neglect/abuse or an act of omission, the local guidance should be clear about what steps they need to take and whether the local authority safeguarding duties are triggered.
For more information, download:
- HSAB Safeguarding Adults Pressure Ulcer Protocol (PDF, 293KB)
- HSAB Safeguarding Adults Pressure Ulcer Pathway (PDF, 78KB)
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. The guidance is for use by staff that manage or undertake a Statutory Safeguarding Adult Enquiry under Section 42 of the Care Act 2014.
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
Latest developments on Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS)
In July 2018, the government published a Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill, which passed into law in May 2019. It replaces the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) with a scheme known as the Liberty Protection Safeguards. The target date for implementation is October 2020. Prior to then, a revised MCA Code of Practice will be published, which, the sector trusts, will bring clarity to some outstanding questions about how LPS will work in practice. The DoLS Procedure will be revised in line with the new LPS guidance when launched.
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.
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