Safeguarding adults at risk
Multi-agency policies and procedures
The multi-agency policies and procedures ensure compliance with The Care Act 2014. The policy sets out the approach taken to adult safeguarding in the West Midlands. The procedures explain how agencies and individuals should work together to put the West Midlands Adult Safeguarding Policy into practice.
Information for professionals, carers and health workers can be found on the TWSAB website.
Telford & Wrekin Safeguarding Adults Board (TWSAB)
Safeguarding adults and reducing the risk of harm to individuals in our communities requires effective co-ordination. The Care Act 2014 requires local authorities to set up a Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) in their area, giving these boards a clear basis is law for the first time. The Care Act 2014 guidance provides further details on how this should be achieved.
The objective of a SAB is to help and protect adults who have needs for care and support, who are experiencing or are at risk of abuse or neglect, and as a result of their needs, are unable to protect themselves from abuse or neglect. This is whether or not their needs met or they meet the local authority's eligibility criteria for care and support services.
Further information can be found on the TWSAB website.