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Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Adults Procedure and Guidance


We have now produced Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Adults at Risk Procedures and would like your views and opinions on the draft version. 

The draft takes into account the impact of the Care Bill and the Making Safeguarding Personal agenda.

Give your feedback using the online survey 

The deadline for feedback is Friday 18 April 2014.

The Nottinghamshire multi agency safeguarding adults procedure and guidance is produced by the Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Adults Board. You can download the complete documents or individual chapters below. We are also currently in the process of updating our webpages and soon, you will be able to view all documents without the need to download them as a PDF (although this option will remain available).   


Individual chapters

  1. Introduction [PDF]
  2. Definitions used in the Procedure [PDF]
  3. Significant harm, abuse and neglect [PDF]
  4. Self harm and self neglect [PDF]
  5. Terminology and symbols [PDF]
  6. Guidance [PDF]
  7. Timescales [PDF]
  8. Flowchart for 'raising a concern' [PDF]
  9. Raising a concern about significant harm, abuse or neglect [PDF] 
  10. Being told about or raising a concern about significant harm, abuse or neglect [PDF] 
  11. Flowchart for ‘referring’   [PDF]
  12. Role of referrer [PDF] 
  13. Making a referral to the relevant local authority [PDF] 
  14. Local authority response [PDF]
  15. Complaints [PDF] 



Guidance for raising a concern and referring

Individual chapters

  1. Possible Indicators of Abuse [PDF] 
  2. Other Factors for Consideration [PDF]
  3. Links to Other Processes [PDF]
  4. Record Keeping [PDF]
  5. Preserving Evidence [PDF] 
  6. Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and the Law [PDF]
  7. Creating your own Internal Procedures[PDF] 

Thresholds and pathways guidance for providers

For further advice or guidance about the policy and procedure, please contact Safeguarding Adults. 

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