Information & Resources

One Minute Guides for Practitioners:

One Minute Guide to Advocacy

One Minute Guide to Managing Difficult Conversations

One Minute Guide to the Mental Capacity Act

One Minute Guide to Making Safeguarding Personal

One Minute Guide to Making a Safeguarding Referral to Portsmouth Adult MASH

One Minute Guide to SAR referrals

One Minute Guide to the 4LSAB Escalation Protocol

One Minute Guide to the 4LSAB Multi Agency Risk Management Framework

One Minute Guide to Channel Panel

Hampshire Mental Capacity toolkit:

This toolkit has been developed by Hampshire County Council and has been endorsed by the Portsmouth Safeguarding Adults Board. It is designed to help professionals to apply the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Part A – Assessing Capacity

Part B – Best Interests Decision Making

Posters on the subject of Neglect:

Neglect Poster 1

Neglect Poster 2

Local Portsmouth Information:

What you should expect leaflet Final Version

National Policy and Guidance on Safeguarding:

Multi Agency Statutory Guidance on Female Genital Mutilation:

Illegal Money Lending report for health and social care staff

Care Act 2014 Statutory Guidance (Department of Health, 2014)

The legal framework for the Care Act 2014 is supported by this statutory guidance which provides information and guidance about how the Care Act works in practice. The guidance has statutory status which means that there is a legal duty to have regard to it when working with adults with needs of care and support and carers.

Mental Capacity Act 2005 Code of Practice (Department of Constitutional Affairs, 2007)

The legal framework provided by the Mental Capacity Act 2005 is supported by this Code of Practice (the Code), which provides guidance and information about how the Act works in practice. The Code has statutory force, which means that certain categories of people have a legal duty to have regard to it when working with or caring for adults who may lack capacity to make decisions for themselves.

Mental Capacity Act 2005 Code of Practice

Safeguarding – roles and responsibilities in health and care services (Department of Health, Local Government Association, ADASS, NHS Confederation, Association of Chief Police Officers, 2013)

This guidance provides clarity about the roles and responsibilities of the key agencies involved in adult safeguarding. The aim is to ensure that the right things are done by the right people at the right time, working within their own agency and with partners.

Safeguarding Adults – Roles and responsibilities in health and care services

Commissioning for Better Outcomes (Department of Health, Local Government Association, ADASS, Think Local, Act Personal)

This guidance outlines standards to support a dynamic process of continuous improvement and, through self-assessment and peer review, to challenge commissioners and their partners, to strengthen and innovate to achieve improved outcomes for adults using social care, their carers, families and communities. The standards are relevant to all aspects of commissioning and service redesign, including decommissioning. The standards have been designed to reflect the improvements that experience has shown are needed, to support the transformation of social care to meet people’s reasonable aspirations, and to support the implementation of the Care Act 2014.

Making safeguarding personal – a toolkit for responses (Local Government Association, 2015)

The toolkit is set out in a modular format with a summary of key areas. These areas range from models, theories and approaches to skills and areas of specialism that safeguarding practitioners need to be aware of. It can be used as a practitioner guide for pointers on how to respond to individual cases, or as a starting point resource for service development.  It has been designed as a resource that will develop over time and allow updates and amendments to be made as development takes place or innovative and effective practice comes to light.

Making Safeguarding Personal – A toolkit for responses (LGA, January 2015)