These procedures are divided into three sections:
- Policy, including definitions of abuse and information on related processes
- Safeguarding procedures relating to adults at risk of abuse and/or neglect who are unable to protect themselves as a result of care and support needs
- Practice Guidance on specific themes, such as:
- Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty safeguards (DoLS)
- Domestic Abuse
- Recording of Information
For the purposes of this guide, adults to whom safeguarding duties apply are referred to as Adult/Adult at Risk.