It is with great pleasure that we are able to inform you that the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Adults Policy and Guidance (2020) has now been ratified by the four Local Safeguarding Adults Boards covering Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton. This has been a collaborative process involving key stakeholders and safeguarding partners across the four areas.
The new 4LSAB Multi-Agency Safeguarding Policy and Guidance has been updated to reflect recent changes in the Care and Support statutory guidance (March 2020), new and emerging national guidance as well as changes to other legislation linked to adult safeguarding work. It provides an overarching framework to inform safeguarding practice for the local safeguarding system as a whole. Individual agencies and organisations may wish to develop their own internal business process to aid the operationalisation of the multi-agency arrangements within their own organisation.
The 4LSAB Multi-Agency Safeguarding Adults Policy and Guidance is being published as a web-based resource, hosted by the HSAB. This approach will improve accessibility and will simplify the future updating of Policy and Guidance in the future. Please use this link to access the new policy and guidance: