Professionals

Safeguarding Adults Board Strategic Plan

Our SAB Strategic Plan 2016-19 lays out our shared goals and vision over the next three years. It covers how the Board will focus on the prevention of abuse and neglect as well as making sure that organisations work together to keep people safe when abuse has occurred; giving people choice, control and involvement. It emphasises our focus on the underlying principles of ‘making safeguarding personal’.

 

Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Report

The SAB Annual Report 16_17 outlines the activities the North Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Board has undertaken to fulfil its statutory responsibilities for the strategic development and oversight of adult safeguarding across North Lincolnshire. The Report highlights the Board’s progress and achievement in delivering the priorities and objectives identified in the Strategic Plan.

 

Multi-Agency Policy and Procedures

The Multi-Agency Policy & Procedures  is a multi-agency document endorsed by the Safeguarding Adults Board and is for use by professionals within Adult Social Care.

 

Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SAR)

Safeguarding Adults Boards must arrange a SAR when an adult it its area dies as a result of abuse or neglect, whether known or suspected, and there is a concern that partner agencies could have worked more effectively to protect the adult.

Safeguarding Adults Board must also arrange a SAR if an adult in its area has not died, but the Board knows or suspects that the adult has experienced serious abuse or neglect.

Safeguarding Adults Boards are also free to arrange a SAR in any other situations involving an adult in its area with needs for care and support.

The Safeguarding Adults Board should weigh up what type of ‘review’ process will promote effective learning and improvement action to prevent future deaths or serious harm occurring again. SARs may also be used to explore examples of good practice where this is likely to identify lessons that can be applied to future cases.

 

Multi-Agency Learning and Review Framework

A Safeguarding Adults review is held when an adult at risk has died or has suffered serious abuse or neglect and there is a concern that partner agencies could have worked more effectively to protect the adult.

The purpose of a Safeguarding Adult Review is to determine what relevant agencies professionals involved in the case might have done differently that could have prevented harm or death. This is so that lessons can be learned from the case and those lessons applied to any future cases to prevent similar harm occurring again. Its purpose is not to hold any individual or organisation to account.

Please see our Multi-Agency Learning and Review Framework for further information.

Coroner Prevention of Future Death Reports

Paragraph 7 or Schedule 5, Coroners and Justice Act 2009 provides coroners with the duty to make reports to a person, organisation, local authority or government department or agency where the coroner believes that action should be taken to prevent future deaths.

Future Death Reports

 

Safeguarding Concern Form

Use our Safeguarding Concern Form if you would like to report a concern – download or submit an electronic referral.

 

Pressure Ulcers Protocol

This Pressure Ulcer Protocol has been published with the aim of assisting practitioners and managers across health and care organisations to provide caring, speedy and appropriate responses to individuals at risk of developing pressure ulcers. Prevention of pressure ulcers is not only ideal but, in most cases, perfectly possible. Taking a proactive approach will reduce harm to individuals and secure efficiencies to the wider health and social care system.

Where pressure ulcers do occur this guidance offers a clear process for the clinical management of the removal and reduction of harm to the individual, whilst considering if an adult safeguarding response under section 42 of the Care Act 2014 is necessary.

 

Key documents

 

 

 

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is a law that protects and supports people who do not have the ability to make decisions for themselves. It also provides guidance to support people who need to make decisions on behalf of someone else.

The Act covers important decisions relating to an individual’s property, health and social care and financial affairs. The Act also applies to everyday decisions, such as personal care, what to eat and what to wear. It also allows us to plan ahead for a time when we are not able to make decisions for ourselves.

We all can have problems making decisions at some time, but the Mental Capacity Act 2005 is more than that. It is there for situations where someone is unable to make a decision because of the way their brain works, for example, it might be due to illness, a brain injury, a disability or because of the effects of drugs or alcohol.

In law a person is said to lack capacity if they cannot do one or more of the following things;

  • Understand the information given to them
  • Retain the information for long enough to make a decision
  • Weight up all the information available to make a decision
  • Communicate their decision

Someone might have capacity to make decisions about some things and not others. For example, they might be able to make a decision about what they would like to eat and wear but not about where they would like to live. If the person lacks mental capacity to make a specific decision, then it must be made in their ‘best interests’ taking into account the persons wishes, feelings, beliefs and values.

 

 

The DoLS are part of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. They aim to make sure that people in care homes and hospitals are looked after in a way that does not inappropriately restrict their freedom.

The safeguards set out a process that hospitals and care homes must follow if they believe it is in a person’s best interests to deprive them of their liberty, in order to provide their care plan.

Is it the role of North Lincolnshire Adult Social Care to arrange for assessments to ensure that Deprivation of Liberty is in the person’s best interests.

The safeguards make sure that the arrangements in place are in the persons best interests, the person has someone to represent them, that the person is given a legal right of appeal over the arrangements and that they are reviewed and continue for no longer than is necessary.

A court decision determined that a deprivation of liberty occurs when a person is under continuous supervision and control in a care home or hospital, and, is not free to leave and the person lacks capacity to consent to the arrangements.

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The Counter Terrorism strategy involves many organisations, including the Police, emergency services, local authorities, businesses, voluntary and community organisations and other partners – working together across the UK to protect the public.

Prevent is a core part of the UK Counter-Terrorism strategy.

The strategy has four elements:

Pursue– to stop terrorist attacks

Protect– to strengthen our protection against terrorist attack

Prepare– where an attack cannot be stopped, to lessen its impact

Prevent – to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism

What does this mean?

Prevent is about identifying people who may be at risk of radicalisation and supporting them to change direction in a way that will help them.

It is about working with communities to help them support vulnerable people and build resilience against groups or individuals who seek to create divisions and cause harm.

There are only a very small number of people who support terrorist activity, or are likely to. The vast majority of people, in all communities, want to see terrorism prevented, and want to play their part as good citizens in helping to make that happen.

Prevent E-learning Package – https://www.elearning.prevent.homeoffice.gov.uk/ An interactive eLearning package aimed at all staff members.

A Prevent referral should only come via your safeguarding route via the attached referral form after all existing safeguarding procedures (speaking with the individual, other members of staff, parents have been completed – if at the conclusion of existing safeguarding procedures you still feel there is a vulnerability to radicalisation a Prevent referral should be sent through to Prevent@humberside.pnn.police.uk.

 

PREVENT Humberside Channel Referral Form

Prevent Poster Download

 

The Blue Door offer a range of Domestic Abuse Training for Professionals

Humberside Police have developed an interactive Prevent E-Learning package aimed at all staff members

Scams & Doorstep Crime Presentation by  Trading Standards

Making Safeguarding Personal – Presentation – Humberside Fire & Rescue

Capacity and Consent – Presentation – North Lincolnshire Council

LeDeR – Premature mortality and Safeguarding – John Trevains (NHS England)

Dr Lindsey Pike (RiPfA) SARs presentation