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1 Why new procedures: For the first time the Care Act places a statutory responsibility for adult safeguarding on local authorities and places duties on others e.g. the police and health partners. The Act places a responsibility on local authorities to ensure enquiries into abuse and neglect are undertaken (section 42). The new guidelines have been revised to incorporate this new legislation as well as enshrining personalisation into our safeguarding systems.

2 What has changed? The safeguarding process is now Care Act compatible incorporating the legal requirement to ensure that Section 42 enquiries are undertaken There is a general lay out change with the first section of the guidelines highlighting making safeguarding personal and ensuring the adult is at the centre of the safeguarding enquiry A full list of the updated Abuse types list as revised in the Care Act A minor change in the process being stages 1, 2, 3 & 4 rather than SETSAF 1, 2, 3 & 4 – this is a change in name only, the process for completing a safeguarding enquiry is largely the same Guidance on new statutory guidance for the provision of advocacy services.

3 What’s new? Section 1 This section sets out the vision of the three SET (Southend, Essex and Thurrock) local authorities. It sets out guiding principles that SET believes all staff involved in safeguarding should follow as set out in the Care Act and lists the eleven abuse types that are set out in the Care Act statutory guidance. Additional new areas within this section are Advocacy, Supporting Families and Safeguarding responsibilities for prisoners

4 What’s new? Section 2 This section covers everyone’s roles and responsibilities in safeguarding; highlighting what should be achieved by adult safeguarding and how the person should be the centre of staff members approach. There is a new table which shows the roles of different agencies and organisations and what is expected of them. Section 3 & 4 These are short synopses for definitions of the new abuse types and information sharing, both have links to more detailed information in the appendices

5 What’s new? Section 5 This section covers the 4 stages of the safeguarding process it includes flowcharts and timescales for each of the stages. There is no fundamental change to the processes to those previously used; there are however changes that ensure the section is compatible with new legislative requirements.

6 Appendices Appendix 1 – Abuse types and Possible indicators - this is a new section and covers the new list of abuse types with signs, symptoms and possible indicators Appendix 2 - Care Act this provides a short overview of the Care Act and its implications for agencies and organisations Appendix 3 –Care home and Community Medication Guidance - this was previously known as ‘Medication Management concerns’ and is aimed at helping staff and managers decide whether a medication error could be a safeguarding issue and what route of investigation may be required

7 Appendices Cont. Appendix 4 - Definitions - there are no substantive changes to this section which was previously in the main body of the guidelines Appendix 5 - Disclosure and Barring – this is a new appendix and provides a short overview of the system Appendix 6 –Domestic abuse & Violence - there were no substantive changes to this section Appendix 7 –‘Honour’ based abuse, Female Genital mutilation & Female mutilation - there were only minor changes to this section Appendix 8 –Advocates - this is a new appendix and highlights when an advocate should be engaged in line with new statutory requirements

8 Appendices Cont. Appendix 9 – Independent Mental Health Advocates - No substantive changes Appendix 10 – MARAC - No substantive changes Appendix 11 – Out of Areas Arrangements - no Substantive changes Appendix 12 – PREVENT – No Substantive changes Appendix 13 – Preventing Abuse & Neglect - this is a new appendix and highlights how staff can help to prevent abuse and neglect Appendix 14 – Resolution of Professional Disagreements - No substantive changes

9 Appendices Cont. Appendix 15 – Role of Safeguarding Adult Board - This section has been updated to incorporate the changes for Safeguarding Adult boards in light of the care act Appendix 16 – Serious Adult Review (SAR) - this is a new section highlighting the new name for Serious Case Review s in adult safeguarding and advises on what the purpose of a SAR is Appendix 17 – Self Neglect – this appendix has been amended in light of the inclusion as an abuse type within the care act, the flowchart has also be updated to reflect this

10 Appendices Cont. Appendix 18 – Information Sharing - no substantive changes although an updated version is expected in due course Appendix 19 – Whistleblowing - no substantive changes Appendix 20 - Supporting Materials – This is a new appendix aimed at helping staff to identify further areas where they can find help, advice and guidance


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