- North West Safeguarding Adults Policy
- North West Policy for Managing Concerns around People in Positions of Trust with Adults who have Care and Support Needs
- Adult Safeguarding Procedures (PDF, 340KB)
- Adult Safeguarding and DA – a guide to support practitioners
- Safeguarding Adults Pocket Book
- Multi-Agency Assessment Toolkit
- Modern Slavery – a Guide for frontline practitioners
- Modern Slavery Victim Referral Pathway Protocol (PDF, 196KB)
- CONTEST strategy for counter terrorism (PDF, 375KB)
- Hate Crime Strategy 2016-19
- Care Act updated Guidance – Safeguarding changes
- Hoarding Protocol
- Herbert Protocol Poster
- Herbert Protocol Leaflet
- Herbert Protocol Missing Person template
- Cheshire Anti-Slavery Network Pledge
- Abuse posters (PDF, 7.7MB)
- Adult Safeguarding booklet (PDF, 2MB)
Adult Safeguarding – Basic Awareness course
This free e-learning module is available to all staff who are employed or volunteer in organisations that work with people at risk in Cheshire West and Chester. This includes all Health and Social Care staff, non-care staff, drivers, housekeepers and kitchen staff.
Although this module is ‘Basic Awareness’ it is useful for supervisory staff/managers who need to refresh/update their training in this area.
Please note – you will require an access code to open this training module, please speak to your manager who will be able to provide this.
Here are your instructions to access this module:
- Visit the ilearn website
- Guest access password is then entered which will be supplied by your manager
- Then complete the course and complete the smart survey at the end, so your completion can be tracked.
- You will need to complete the whole module in one sitting as the Guest access does not bookmark your progress.
- Domestic Abuse – a range of e-learning courses on domestic abuse.
- Forced Marriage – This course has been developed with the Forced Marriage Unit of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Home Office. It aims to raise awareness, challenge perceptions and inform you of the correct actions to take should you suspect someone is at risk. The course will show you how to recognise the warning signs of forced marriage; take the right actions to help protect the potential victim and co-operate effectively with other agencies.
- Human Trafficking – a basic awareness in human trafficking, the causes which drive it and the effects on human lives.
- Female Genital Mutilation – The training will help a wide range of professionals to identify and assist girls who are at risk of FGM. This course is useful for anyone who is interested in gaining an overview of FGM.
- Radicalisation – Explains how Channel links to the Government’s counter terrorism strategy and describes the Channel process and its purpose and identifies factors that can help make people vulnerable to radicalisation.
- Prevent – This offers an introduction to the Prevent duty and explains how it aims to safeguard vulnerable people from being radicalised and to support terrorism or become involved in terrorism.
- Channel Awareness – This training package is for anyone who may be asked to contribute to, sit on, or even run a Channel Panel. 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.
- Suicide – The training will teach you how to recognise the warning signs and safeguard someone that could be contemplating suicide.
Other useful resources to compliment this training
Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) : www.scie.org.uk this site has practical guides, summaries, e-learning and good practice examples including Safeguarding, Dignity & Respect, Mental Capacity and so on. It has a variety of discussion /questions that could embed learning and encourage people to relate what they have learned to their role.
Social Care TV can also be accessed here www.scie.org.uk/socialcaretv there are a number of Safeguarding Videos that are well worth watching.
Skills for Care again you can access a lot of information and resources about adult safeguarding from here www.skillsforcare.org.uk. This also includes information and resources for The Care Certificate Learning and assessment packs as well as information about assessing staff.
Research into practice for Adults to identify the resources for Coercive Control that are obviously something very high on the agenda with Adult Safeguarding www.ripfa.org.uk.
Safeguarding Adult Reviews (SARs)
A key duty is for Boards to commission Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SARs), when:
- an adult in 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; or
- an adult in its area has not died, but the Board knows or suspects that the adult has experienced significant abuse or neglect.
Reviews should determine what the relevant agencies and individuals involved in the case might have done differently that could have prevented harm or death and address, where appropriate, questions family or friends of the adult may have. This is so that lessons can be learned from the case, and those lessons applied to practice to prevent similar harm occurring again.
Cases can be referred to LSAB for consideration by completing the SAR referral form. Anyone can refer a case for consideration.
Can you then put in this section from the professional area
- Safeguarding Adult Reviews Procedure (PDF,339KB)
- Safeguarding Adults Review Referral form (Word, 176KB)