Carers and safeguarding: a briefing for people who work with carers

Please see the link below to a briefing from the LGA which provides an update on the ADASS Advice note ‘Carers and Safeguarding Adults’ produced in 2011 for frontline workers. The briefing brings the advice note in line with the Care Act 2014.

Carers and safeguarding: a briefing for people who work with carers | Local Government Association

It is intended to be used as a practical tool and does not seek to amend or replace existing statutory guidance that may be in place. The briefing will support the improvement in practice regarding safeguarding adults as well as safeguarding their carers.

In light of the challenges faced for carers during the pandemic, this briefing is very timely and it is encouraged to be shared with organisations/teams as appropriate.  The case studies included within the document form an excellent opportunity for appropriate professional discussion at team meetings, 1:1s and/or professional supervision.