Adult services and health
Safeguarding adults procedure
The Liverpool Safeguarding Adults Board was replaced by the combined Merseyside Safeguarding Adults Board in April 2018 which represents Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton and Wirral councils and consists of lead officers from health and social care services, the police, voluntary and private sector organisations.
The documents below set out the current procedures being followed in Liverpool. New procedures for the combined board are being developed.
The Liverpool Inter-Agency Safeguarding Policy and Procedure 2018 must be used where there is a concern, allegation or disclosure of abuse in relation to any adult who is a Liverpool resident or in receipt of services in Liverpool.
- North West Safeguarding Adults Policy
- Liverpool Inter Agency Safeguarding Policy and Procedure 2018
- Guidance for Reporting a Safeguarding Concern
- LSAB Report 2016/17
- Safeguarding 'what is abuse' easy read guide
- Liverpool Safeguarding Adults – multi agency hoarding protocol
- Guidance for practitioners: Failure to gain access to an adult believed to have needs for care and support who may be at risk of abuse or neglect
- North west policy for managing concerns around people in positions of trust with adults who have care and support needs
- Liverpool protocol for managing concerns around people in a position with adults with care and support needs
Safeguarding Adults Reviews
A Safeguarding Adults Review (SAR) is a multi-agency process which explores what the agencies and people involved in a safeguarding case could have done differently to prevent harm and/or neglect to the adult.
A SAR’s purpose is not to apportion blame but to improve practice and identify opportunities to promote learning and training.