It is everyone’s responsibility.
The safety and well-being of adults at risk who have health needs is of the utmost importance to us.
All Providers that offer Care and support to Adults have a duty to safeguard all those that use their services and have a duty to provide additional measures for those Adults who are less able to protect themselves from harm, abuse and neglect. The SCCGs work with and seek assurances from services to ensure this is the case, especially those that they commission.
Your responsibilities when you have safeguarding concerns:
Find out about The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
Contact Customer First on 0808 8004005 to make a referral or use the online service via the Suffolk Adult Care Portal. More information can be found on the webpage https://infolink.suffolk.gov.uk
Out of hours you will be diverted to the Emergency Duty Service if you call 0808 800 4005.
The Multi Agency Framework will support you to manage these situations and guide you as to next steps.
A Review was recently commissioned by the Suffolk Safeguarding Adults Board, following concerns about how effectively safeguarding services to and for vulnerable adults and older people were being provided and managed.
The review focusses on how the whole system works together and It identified what needed to change to ensure that vulnerable adults and older people receive the best possible services and outcomes when in need of or the subject of safeguarding services.
The three statutory partners Health, Adult Community Services and Police came together to commit to a clear vision to safeguard Adults at risk of abuse in Suffolk.
Our Vision: Working Together to Keep Adults Safe.
All health care staff have a responsibility to follow the six safeguarding principles that have been imbedded within it.
The 3 Partners have also co-produced a selection of key Multi Agency Policies and Frameworks.
Click on the Links below to access the new frameworks, policies and protocols:
These resources are available for any person who works in a paid or unpaid capacity, for any organisation where they may have a concern about an adult who may be or is at risk of experiencing abuse.
Legislation and National Policies
Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Adults, Lead for MCA/DOLS, Lead for Prevent, LeDeR LAC.
Named Nurse for Adult Safeguarding for East Suffolk
Named Nurse for Adult Safeguarding for West Suffolk
Team Contact Email : IESCCG.AdultSafeguarding@nhs.net
Safeguarding Shout Out. NHS England
Suffolk Safeguarding Adult Board Newsletter
Types and indicators of abuse
Coercive Control - Interview with Luke Hart
Gangs and County Lines
Suffolk Prevent Leaflet
The office of The Public Guardian.
A guide to Sharing Information.
Guidance on using the portal
Self Neglect and Hoarding
Guidance on Making a safeguarding referral via the Portal
Guidance on Sharing Information
Local SAR and Domestic Homicide learning outcomes for Health
1. Mental Health, Mental Capacity and Human Rights.
2. Nursing and Human Rights
3. Mental Health Accommodation, Support and Human Rights.
4. End of Life Care and Human Rights
5. Dementia and Human Rights
6 .Learning Disability, Autism and Human Rights
7. Hospital Discharge and Human Rights
8. A Human Rights approach to advocacy
Within our Statutory Partners
Adult Social Care
Within our main providers of Health Care
The Ipswich Hospital
The West Suffolk Hospital
The Ambulance Service
Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust