SAB Documents


Our SAB Strategic Plan 2019 – 22 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’.


The SAB Annual Report 2019/20  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.


NLSAB Partnership Agreement  – During 2019 North Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Board members produced a Partnership Agreement, signed by each partner’s Organisational Lead, replacing the former Memorandum of Understanding.


The North Lincolnshire 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.

(last updated 24 June 2021)


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.


Managing allegations against people in a position of trust (PiPoT) policy

(Last updated March 2021)

SAB Multi Agency Organisational Abuse Policy 

Humberside Safeguarding Adults Boards Hoarding Protocol

Vulnerable Adults Risk Management (VARM) Policy & Guidance


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.

Please see our SAB SAR Framework for more information


North Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Reviews

North Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Review -‘Adult A’


The Safeguarding Adults Board also share SARs from other areas where learning can be applied to practise in its area.

Doncaster SAR – Shared Learning Brief – Adult G

Bath and North East Somerset SAR- shared learning – ‘Colin’

Easy Read documents

If you would like to report a Safeguarding Concern you can download Easy read – Tell someone and be safe referral form and submit an electronic referral by emailing the team at


Our Easy Read Safeguarding Adults Booklet explains what abuse is and how you can get help.

The Your safeguarding leaflet – easy read explains the safeguarding enquiry process, who is leading on your enquiry and how you can contact them.


The SAB have been working alongside a group of adults with the lived experience to produce a number of easy read documents including a Mate Crime leaflet


An Easy Read guide to staying safe online and on social media can be downloaded for free from

Social Media Charter (Easy Read)

Social Media Poster (Easy Read)


Covid-19 (Coronavirus)


Useful documents and links


Use our Safeguarding Concern Form or the Easy read Tell someone and be safe referral form if you would like to report a concern – download and submit electronically to

Risk Matrix including threshold – North Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Team measure the risks and concerns received against our Risk Matrix and Threshold tools which aids preventative practices

Safeguarding Plan – including Risk Assessment

Your safeguarding leaflet – easy read


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.


The Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme is delivered by the University of Bristol and commissioned by Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) on behalf of NHS England.

The aims of the programme are to:

  1. Support the improvements in the quality of health and social care service delivery for people with Learning Disabilities
  2. Help reduce premature mortality and health inequalities for people with Learning Disabilities.

The LeDeR programme supports local areas in England to review the deaths of people with learning disabilities (aged four years and over) using a standardised review process. The team based at the university also provides support to local areas to take forward any lessons learned in the reviews to make improvements to service provision.

The LeDeR programme also collates and shares anonymised information about the deaths of people with learning disabilities so that common themes, learning points and recommendations can be identified and taken forward into policy and practice improvements.

Read more about the programme at

The LeDeR annual report 2018 is now available

In 2018 North Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Board invited John Trevains, from NHS England, to the Annual Conference to speak about the LeDeR programme.  View the presentation here LeDeR – Premature mortality and Safeguarding – John Trevains (NHS England)

There are a number of useful links and resources available for professionals and families relating to Learning Disabilities. – exhibition of Human Rights and people with Learning Disabilities and people with autism

Learning Disability – constipation-resources for professionals

Learning Disability – constipation-resources for families-carers

Recognising deterioration poster

In June 2019 NLSAB members participated in a Learning Disabilities themed development session, linking Learning Disabilities Week (17 – 23 June 2019), the publication of LeDeR Annual Report and the BBC Panorama documentary relating to Whorlton Hall, County Durham.  You can view the presentations here:

NLSAB LeDeR Presentation

NLSAB Whorlton Hall, County Durham


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.

Here professionals can access a handy Mental Capacity Prompt to use when assessing capacity.

Other useful documents and links:

Capacity to consent to sexual relations


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.


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 awareness eLearning

The Prevent awareness eLearning has recently been refreshed. It includes updates to reflect the recommendations from the Parsons Green review, updated information following the change in threat and attacks of 2017, and new case studies. The link to the training is below.

Prevent Referrals

The training is for anyone who has been through the Prevent awareness eLearning or a Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP), and so already has an understanding of Prevent and of their role in safeguarding vulnerable people.

The training follows on from the Prevent awareness training which introduces users to the NOTICE-CHECK-SHARE procedure for evaluating and sharing concerns relating to radicalisation. The package shares best practice on how to articulate concerns about an individual, and ensure that they are robust and considered. It is aimed at anyone who may be in a position to notice signs of vulnerability to radicalisation and aims to give them confidence in referring on for help if appropriate. It is also designed for those (for example line managers) who may receive these referrals and have to consider how to respond, whether that be establishing more context, or reaching out to partner agencies for support. A link to the training is below.

Included in the e-learning are videos of example referrals (good & bad), reminder of partners responsibilities to follow existing safeguarding procedures before referral is made a discussion around the 3M’s (misguided, malicious and misinformed).

Channel Awareness

This training package is for anyone who may be asked to contribute to, sit on, chair a Channel Panel or simply find out more about what Channel panels are. It is aimed at all levels, from a professional asked to input and attend for the first time, to a member of staff new to their role and organising a panel meeting. It covers both an introduction to what Channel is, how it operates in the user’s region, and how to organise a Channel Panel for the first time. In response to feedback, it also covers information sharing, including how, when and with whom to share information of a Channel case. A link to the Channel Panel training is below.

The New Referral form and presentation can be accessed here PREVENT Safeguarding Referral Form

Prevent Safeguarding Referral Form (Southbank MAP’s)