These procedures are divided into three sections:

  1. Policy, including definitions of abuse and information on related processes
  2. 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
  3. 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.