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Local & Board Documents


Adults at Serious Risk from Self-Neglect (Procedure 3) - This document sets out Bromley Safeguarding Adults Board policy and procedure for a multi- agency response to situations when an individual over 18 years is at risk of serious injury or grave deterioration of health as a result of refusal of assessment and/or intervention by statutory agencies.

Adult Safeguarding Policy & Procedure (Procedure 1)  - The Policy and Procedure for conducting adult safeguarding enquiries in the Bromley area.

Advocacy Safeguarding (Procedure 30) - Process for adults at risk who require advocacy support.

Appeals Procedure: Adult Safeguarding Planning Meetings and Outcomes (Procedure 10) - Procedure outlining when appeals can be made in relation to the outcome of an adult safeguarding enquiry, management of an adult safeguarding planning meeting, and how such appeals are resolved. 


Bromley Community Safety Partnership Strategy 2020 to 2023 - We are pleased to introduce the Safer Bromley Partnership Community Safety Strategy for 2020 to 2023, which incorporates the Community Plan and the Crime Reduction Strategy into a single document.


Care Act Duty of Candour (Procedure 9) - Guidance for lead agency practitioners on the Section 81 Care Act statutory Duty of Candour on secondary care organisations registered with the Care Quality Commission.

Change Grow Live (CGL): Bromley Drug and Alcohol Service - Referral Form.

Coroner (Procedure 19) - Process for practitioners who are asked to act as a witness at an inquest.


Data Sharing Agreement - This agreement describes the basis for the lawful exchange of information between organisations involved in adult safeguarding, and sets out the processes and principles for sharing information. 

    Domestic Abuse: Women and Girls Network Harmful Practices Support Group Referral Form (Agency Use Only) - The Harmful Practices Support Group is a support group for women who have experienced or been affected by harmful practicesThis referral form is for online groups developed following the postponement of face to face groups in response to COVID-19.  Please check that clients have the appropriate equipment and set up in their homes to access the online rooms.

    Domestic Violence & Abuse 2021-24 Strategy - This is a strategy document about how we want to develop and improve our services over the next few years.

    Drive Perpetrator Panel Toolkit for Adult Social Care Representatives - The overarching aim of the panel is to disrupt abuse and reduce reoffending amongst high risk and high harm perpetrators of domestic abuse, while keeping victim/survivor and children’s safety as the core.


    Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) guidance and flowchart - To raise awareness of the risks of FGM and aims to ensure that services across the borough are equipped to respond to and reduce the practice of FGM.


    Home Fire Safety Initiative Referrals (Procedure 4) - Guidance to LBB Adult Services Division staff and other partner agencies on making referrals to the London Fire Brigade for free home fire safety visits for adults at risk.


    Initial Response Procedure for LAS Reports, Police Merlins and Care Quality Commission Referrals (Procedure 7) - Guidance for Early Intervention Service (EIS), on the process and procedure for receipt and processing of LAS Vulnerable Adult in Need/at Risk Report Form, Police Merlins and alerts concerning provider services regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).


    London multi-agency policy and procedures to safeguard adults from abuse - This guide outlines the legal basis for the safeguarding of adults at risk of harm in England. It is aimed primarily at practitioners working in various settings for organisations involved in safeguarding. But it may also be useful for volunteers, family carers and people with disabilities._


    Managing allegations against staff and volunteers working with adults at risk of abuse (Procedure 17) - Guidance for health and social care providers on managing allegations of abuse or neglect against health and social staff and volunteers working with adults with care and support needs who may be experiencing or at risk of abuse.

    MARAC: SafeLives Toolkit for Adult Social Care - This provides background information MARAC (Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference), the legal framework and the process when making referrals. 

    MARAC South Area Referral Form Reviewed (June 2021) - MARAC (Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference) is a meeting where information is shared on the highest risk domestic abuse cases between representatives of local police, health, child protection, housing practitioners, Independent Domestic & Sexual Violence Advocates (IDSVA’s) and other specialists. Information shared at the MARAC is confidential and is only used for the purpose of reducing the risk of harm to those at risk.

    Mental Capacity Act 2005 - This policy guidance provides key information for Care Services division staff on the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the responsibilities of health and social care professionals with a duty of care for adults who may lack capacity to make decisions for themselves.


    Person in Position of Trust (PIPOT) Framework & Toolkit - This policy relates to those instances where a relevant agency is alerted to information that may affect the suitability of a professional, or volunteer to work with an adult(s) at risk, where such information has originated from activity outside their professional or volunteer role and place of work.

    Pressure Ulcers (Procedure 18) - Process for safeguarding, recording and managing avoidable grade 3++ pressure ulcers.

    Prevent Case Management Board (Channel) terms of reference - The board will support the assessment of Prevent referrals for suitability to the Channel Intervention Programme.

    Protocol for Recording Out of Borough Adult Safeguarding Investigations (Procedure 12) - Protocol for the recording of safeguarding investigations in care settings outside the borough which involve service users who have been placed by the London Borough of Bromley and who retain their ordinary residence status in Bromley.


    Risk Threshold Decision Making Tool (Procedure 34) - Information for Health and Social Care professionals to assist in assessing threshold decisions in safeguarding concerns.


    Safeguarding Adults Review (SAR) Policy (Procedure 29) - This policy provides an explanation of Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SAR) and the process by which a SAR is carried out. It includes how professionals can make referrals for a SAR, how the SAR Committee Sub-Group will recommend whether a SAR or other type of review should be carried out, how to commission and carry out a SAR and the approach to confidentiality, information sharing and communication which should be followed.

    SAR Referral Form

    Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SAR) Poster - This outlines the definition and criteria for a SAR. 

    Safeguarding Adults at Risk Local Guidance and Police Intervention (Procedure 2) - Local guidance and good practice for the implementation of London Multi-agency Adult Safeguarding Policy and Procedures 2019 to safeguard adults from abuse. In particular, police intervention in the Safeguarding Adults Process.

    Safeguarding Referral Form - This form is for professionals and/or service providers to complete when making a safeguarding referral. 

    Self-Neglect and Hoarding Strategy and Guidance Document (January 2019) - This document sets out Bromley Safeguarding Adults Board’s multi -agency strategy and guidance for working with people with self-neglect and hoarding behaviours.

    Service Level Enquiries, Suspension and/or Termination of Commissioned Services (Procedure 8) - Protocol for authorising service level safeguarding enquiries, suspension or termination of commissioning of placements or other services in relation to adult safeguarding concerns about commissioned providers. Includes toolkit for the conduct of large scale investigations.

    Service User Individual Feedback Form (Procedure 35) - A questionnaire for service users to provide information regarding their thoughts and opinions regarding their safeguarding process. Guidance for practitioners administering this questionnaire. 

    National Documents

    Alcohol Change: How to use legal powers to safeguard highly vulnerable dependent drinkers - This guide aims to help practitioners to improve the well-being and safety of adults who are highly vulnerable, chronic, dependent drinkers.

    Arrangements for visiting out of the care home - Sets out how care homes can support residents on visits outside of the care home.

    Care and Support Statutory Guidance - Section 14 references Adult Safeguarding. 

    CQC: A new strategy for the changing world of health and social care (2021) - This strategy strengthens the commitment to ensure health and care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and to encourage those services to improve. 

    Home Fire Safety Visit referral form - To make referrals to the London Fire Brigade for free home fire safety visits for adults at risk.

    Integrated Care Systems (ICS) explained: making sense of the new NHS structure - This glossary is intended to
    support in understanding the terminology and acronyms used to describe how the NHS structure is evolving .

    Integration and Innovation: working together to improve health and social care for all - White paper setting out legislative proposals for a Health and Care Bill.

    NICE: Good practice in safeguarding training - A quick guide for registered managers of care homes by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. 

    Out-of-Area Safeguarding Adults Arrangements, ADASS Guidance, June 2016 - Guidance for Inter-Authority Safeguarding Adults Enquiry and Protection Arrangements.

    Recognising and preventing delirium - National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

    Safeguarding adults in care homes - Published by NICE, February 2021.

    SCIE: Adult safeguarding practice questions - This guidance is for frontline practitioners and managers who work with adults who have care and support needs and who may be at risk of abuse or neglect. It is relevant to people in health, housing, the police, as well as in social care – both statutory social workers, and staff in the regulated and non-regulated provider sectors. 

    SCIE: Creating a safeguarding culture - A quick guide for registered managers of care homes. This guidance was co-produced by NICE and SCIE and is based on NICE’s guideline on Safeguarding Adults In Care Homes.

    This new quick guide provides concise practical guidance on how to develop a positive culture that encourages open conversations about safeguarding. Registered managers of care homes may find this resource useful. The quick guide includes advice on:

    • safeguarding policy
    • systems and procedures
    • whistleblowing
    • roles and responsibilities
    • management and supervision

    SCIE: Resident-to-resident harm in care homes and other residential settings: a scoping review - This report from Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) aims to explore resident-to-resident harm in care homes, also referred to as resident-to-resident abuse. 

    Transitional Safeguarding and the role of social work with adults: bridging the gap - This Transitional Safeguarding knowledge briefing has been coproduced with the Chief Social Worker for Adults, Research in Practice, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), British Association of Social Workers (BASW), Care and Health Improvement Programme (Local Government Association and ADASS) and the NWG Network, with input from police colleagues.


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