March 2023

Making Enquiries

In March 2023, the table in Section 5, Deciding who should make Enquiries, was updated to include links to Social Work England, the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the HCPC.

Self-Neglect and Hoarding

In March 2023, Section 1, Local Guidance, the link to Salford’s self-neglect guidance was updated.

Safeguarding Adults Policy Statement

In March 2023, this new chapter was added.

Safeguarding Homeless Adults

In March 2023, a link to the ‘Homelessness code of guidance for local authorities’ has been added to section 2. A new section has also been added ‘Domestic Abuse’.

Domestic Homicide Reviews

In March 2023, a new section has been added ‘The Domestic Abuse Commissioner’.

Responding to a Concern

In March 2023, Section 7, Other Matters for Consideration, was updated to include information about the Safeguarding and Quality Guidance, which can be found in the Contacts and Practice Resources area.

Domestic Abuse (including MARAC)

This chapter has been substantially updated in March 2023, to reflect changes made by the Domestic Abuse Act 2021: Section 1: Change in definition and terminology Section 2: Change in status of children as victims Section 3: Inclusion of additional sources of support Section 4: Change to reflect new guidance around an adult’s inability to consent to abuse, even if they have capacity.

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

In March 2023, Section 3, FGM and the Law, was updated to include information about the duties and measures of the Serious Crime Act 2015.

Safeguarding Adult Reviews (SAR) Policy and Procedure

In March 2023, this chapter was amended to include both policy and procedure. Content has been completely refreshed to reflect local processes and requirements. In addition, the previously separate chapter ‘Discretionary Reviews’ has been deleted and the content incorporated here.

Honour Based Violence and Forced Marriage

In March 2023, Section 4 has been renamed ‘Statutory Guidance and Practice Guidelines’. The content has been refreshed to include information about the multi-agency statutory guidance for dealing with forced marriage and practice guidelines for responding to cases that was issued in July 2022. A new section 5 has also been added that provides a link to additional resources and information

February 2023

Disclosure and Raising a Concern

In February 2023, the adult social care telephone number was updated.