Policies and Procedures
In May 2018, the Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board updated its policies and procedures. This is now one document which sets the standard expected by the safeguarding adults board for all partners involved in safeguarding adults in Surrey.
The policy and procedure aim to be easy-to-use and provide clear, concise and consistent information on the actions required when safeguarding adults in Surrey.
The document is based on the Care Act 2014 and the Care and Support Statutory Guidance, they do not duplicate these but instead provide guidance on how these should be implemented and followed locally. The policy and procedure highlights best practice and includes learning from safeguarding adults reviews, however there is also recognition that there cannot be a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to safeguarding.
To encourage consistency in practice across the county, the SSAB have also produced:
- A guidance document to support the design and development of safeguarding adult policies and procedures at an organisational level.
- A list of other policies Policy Expectations which it is expected organisations will have in place to support their practice in safeguarding adults.