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Lewisham Safeguarding Adults Board

Policy and Procedures

The introduction of the Care Act 2014 put adult safeguarding on a statutory footing for the first time, embracing the principle that the ‘person knows best’. It laid the foundation for change in the way that care and support is provided to adults, encouraging greater self-determination, so people maintain independence and have real choice.

There is an emphasis on working with adults at risk of abuse and neglect to have greater control in their lives to both prevent abuse and neglect from happening, and to give meaningful options for dealing with it should it occur.

For professionals who work in Care & Support settings the Care Act provides clearer guidance, and supports pathways to working in an integrated way, breaking down barriers between organisations.

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), NHS London, the Metropolitan Police, and the London Clinical Commissioning Council have produced London Multi-Agency Adult Safeguarding Policy & Procedures Lewisham Safeguarding Adults Board follows these procedures.

LSAB Adult Safeguarding Single Agency Policy and Procedure Template

This good practice template can be used and modified by any agency. The template outlines the sections that need to be inserted by the agency to include their individual procedures, details and arrangements.

Download Single Agency Policy and Procedures Template (for use by any agency) March 2021

Self-Neglect and Hoarding Multi-Agency Policy, Practice Guidance and Toolkit from the LSAB

Read our policy and practice guidance on self-neglect and hoarding.

Lewisham Modern Day Slavery Protocol

London Borough of Lewisham Modern Slavery Statement 2019

Lewisham Modern Day Slavery Protocol 2019

New! Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking 7 Minute Briefing 

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking 7 Minute Briefing

New! LSAB Guidance for Reporting Medication Incidents as Adult Safeguarding Concerns Jan 2022

LSAB Guidance for Reporting Medication Incidents as Adult Safeguarding Concerns Jan 2022


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