The NHS Confederation has joined forces with four other leading national organisations to produce a new resource for those involved in adult safeguarding.
This improvement tool based on the Adult Safeguarding Standards has been refreshed in March 2015. It has been developed in partnership by:
- Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)
- Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS)
- Local Government Association (LGA)
- NHS Confederation
- NHS Clinical Commissioners
Developed by the sector, the key areas of focus have been used in numerous peer reviews and challenges and as a means of self-assessment. The characteristics of a well-performing and ambitious partnership are described, particularly in relation to the three key partners in safeguarding adults: the council, NHS and Police.