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, Guidance and Toolkit

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

Tools to support the Multi-Agency Risk Management Framework:

Multi-Agency Learning and Review Framework

Multi-Agency Learning and Development Strategy for Safeguarding Adults

Allegations Management Framework

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

Multi-Agency Hoarding Guidance

Family Approach Protocol (see also the Family Approach toolkit for practitioners). Family Approach training is available – see our training page for details.


Coming soon…

We are currently working on policies on:

  • Guidance on thresholds for safeguarding concerns



Safeguarding Adults: raising a concern form

Use this form for current safeguarding concerns (to be submitted to the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub).

Safeguarding Adults Review (SAR) referral form

Use this form to refer cases which may meet the criteria for a SAR (to be submitted to the Portsmouth Safeguarding Adults Board).