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

Safeguarding Concerns Guidance

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 Fire Safety Framework

Multi-Agency Guidance on Responding to Self-Neglect and Persistent Welfare Concerns

Safeguarding Adults Review Policy

Multi-Agency Learning and Development Strategy for Safeguarding Adults

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).

Multi-agency framework for managing risk and safeguarding people moving into adulthoodNEW! (July 2022)

Homelessness – 4LSAB Housing Practitioner BriefingNEW! (July 2022)

Modern Slavery Victim Pathway

Large Scale S42 Safeguarding Enquiry Protocol – NEW! (Jan 2023)

4LSAB Guidance on Safeguarding Adults in Commissioned Services


Coming soon…

We are currently working on policies on:

  • Safer recruitment



Safeguarding Adults: raising a concern form

PCC Safeguarding Concern Form

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