Policies & Procedures


The majority of Portsmouth Safeguarding Adults Board policies are developed and agreed on a pan-Hampshire (‘4LSAB’) basis, so that policies are consistent across the Portsmouth, Southampton, Hampshire and Isle of Wight areas.

Safeguarding Adults Multi-Agency Policy, Process and Guidance

Safeguarding Concerns Guidance

Multi-Agency Risk Management Framework (see also Quick Guide to the Multi-Agency Risk Management Framework)

Tools to support the Multi-Agency Risk Management Framework:

Multi-Agency Fire Safety Framework

Multi-Agency Guidance on Responding to Self-Neglect – UPDATED (June 2024)

Safeguarding Adults Review Policy

Multi-Agency Learning and Development Strategy for Safeguarding Adults

Multi-Agency Information Sharing Guidance

Multi-Agency Guidance on Honour Based Abuse, Forced Marriage and FGM

Escalation Protocol (see also One Minute Guide to the Escalation Protocol)

Framework for Managing Allegations Against People in a Position of Trust

Multi-Agency Hoarding Guidance

Family Approach Protocol (see also the Family Approach toolkit for practitioners). – UPDATED (April 2024)

Multi-agency framework for managing risk and safeguarding people moving into adulthood

Homelessness – 4LSAB Housing Practitioner Briefing

Multi-agency guidance on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking – UPDATED (June 2024)

Large Scale S42 Safeguarding Enquiry Protocol – UPDATED (June 2024)

4LSAB Guidance on Safeguarding Adults in Commissioned Services

Safer Recruitment Guidance

4LSAB Guidance on Prevention and Early Intervention in Adult Safeguarding

4LSAB/HIPS Practice Guidance: Adults who Disclose Non-recent Sexual Abuse – NEW! (June 2024) 

4LSAB Multi-Agency Guidance on Adult Safeguarding Roles and Responsibilities – UPDATED (June 2024)

4LSAB Adult Sexual Exploitation Guidance – NEW! (June 2024)


Safeguarding Adults: raising a concern form

PCC Safeguarding Concern Form

Use this form for current safeguarding concerns (to be submitted to the Portsmouth City Council Adult  Safeguarding Team).