Safeguarding Adults is every agency’s responsibility and requires a multi-agency response to ensure the best possible outcome for the Adult at Risk. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the organisation, agency or service where the abuse or neglect is alleged to have occurred to manage the safeguarding process, where appropriate.
It is important that each agency ensures that they have their own Individual Agency Guidance identifying roles and responsibilities linked to the Safeguarding Adults Procedures and outlining the process to be followed. It is the responsibility of all staff within their respective agencies to ensure that they are familiar with this Guidance (see Individual Agency Guidance).
It is important that each agency takes responsibility for managing the safeguarding process and keeping safe the people to whom they are supporting or delivering a service to, and to whom they have a Duty of Care.