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Lewisham Adult Safeguarding Pathway

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I welcome wholeheartedly the introduction of the Adult Safeguarding Pathway in Lewisham. Safeguarding Adult Reviews in Lewisham and nationally regularly highlight missed opportunities to refer adult Safeguarding Concerns and to conduct adult Safeguarding Enquiries. The Lewisham Pathway provides comprehensive guidance for all those working in and around adult safeguarding. It offers a framework for the prevention of abuse and neglect, including self-neglect, and for protecting individuals who have experienced and or are at risk of abuse and neglect.

The Pathway has been informed by, and indeed references good practice guidance that has been published by the Local Government Association in partnership with the Association of Directors of Social Services. The Lewisham Pathway therefore encapsulates the best evidence available for effective adult safeguarding. Accordingly, I hope that every agency in Lewisham will disseminate the pathway documentation as widely as possible, and add their details to the register so that the Lewisham Safeguarding Adults Board can begin to track implementation.

I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the development of the Pathway. It forms such an important component of the jigsaw of policies, procedures, practice and services that are designed to keep people safe.

Professor Michael Preston-Shoot                                                                                                                                Independent Chair                                                                                                                                                                  Lewisham Safeguarding Adults Board 

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In this section of the website you will find all the local guidance, tools and forms you need to raise an Adult Safeguarding Concern, and for relevant practitioners to conduct an Adult Safeguarding Enquiry.

This supports each of the four stages outlined in the London Multi-Agency Adult Safeguarding Policy and Procedures.

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