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Safeguarding resources for professionals

Other information and resources that professionals may find useful:

Safeguarding legislation

Care Act 2014

Care Act Guidance March 2016

London ADASS PAN London policy and procedures

Forced Marriage Guidance

HM Government Forced Marriage information, including:

  • Right to choose: multi-agency statutory guidance for dealing with forced marriage 2014
  • Multi-agency practice guidelines: handling cases of forced marriage 2014.

Forced Marriage information

Adult safeguarding and domestic abuse (PDF)

Further Information on Domestic Violence

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Newham's Female Genital Mutilation Protocol

As part of the effective coordinated partnership response to female genital mutilation (FGM), Newham Council has developed an FGM Protocol for professionals working across the borough.

Newham's Female Genital Mutilation protocol

HM Government FGM reporting procedural information:

Mandatory reporting of Female Genital Mutilation

The Home Office has a free FGM e-learning course that includes information on the changes to the law introduced through the Serious Crime Act 2015, updated prevalence data, the NHS England enhanced dataset, and new guidance for UK Visas and Immigration.

FGM e-learning course

Domestic Violence and Abuse

Domestic violence and abuse

Controlling or coercive behaviour statutory guidance


Section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (the Act) places a duty on certain bodies (“specified authorities” listed in Schedule 6 to the Act), in the exercise of their functions, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This guidance is issued under section 29 of the Act. The act states that the authorities subject to the provisions must have regard to this guidance when carrying out the duty.

PREVENT duty guidance for Health, Local Authority and Adult Education

Building partnerships, staying safe – PREVENT strategy guidance for healthcare workers (PDF)

Modern day slavery & human trafficking

HM Government guidance for health staff:​

Identifying and supporting victims of human trafficking

Home Office:

Modern Slavery: how the UK is leading the fight (PDF)

Modern Slavery Act 2015


SCIE Guidance

Adult safeguarding for housing staff


Housing and Adult Safeguarding Alliance

Self neglect and hoarding

Self neglect and hoarding

Self neglect and hoarding - Factsheet

Safeguarding and elder abuse

Action on Elder Abuse

Crime and fraud

SCIE Financial crime against vulnerable adults (PDF)

Financial Scamming


Citizen’s Advice Bureau – scams awareness

Action Fraud


Victim Support

Guidance: Alzheimer's Society

Short changed: protecting people with dementia from financial abuse

Safeguarding and sharing information

SCIE resources:

Adult safeguarding: sharing information

Six Safeguarding Principles

Safer Recruitment for professionals in Health and Social Care

Disclosure and Barring Service - DBS

Resources for health professionals

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) - adult safeguarding

Nursing and Midwifery Council - adult safeguarding resources

General Medical Council - safeguarding guidance and training

Clear sexual boundaries between healthcare professionals and patients

Statutory agency

Care Quality Commission (CQC)

ADASS - safeguarding adults resource

Health and social care professionals council

Additional resources

Transition between inpatient hospital settings and community or care home settings for adults with social care needs

Safeguarding advice

LGA - making decisions on the duty to carry out Safeguarding Adults enquiries

Mental Capacity Act competency framework​​​​