Guidance and procedures
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Multi Agency Safeguarding Policy helps all agencies to safeguard people with care and support needs and to minimise the risk of harm and/or neglect.
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Adults Board procedures includes information on stages of safeguarding, advocacy, protocol for people who self-neglect and protocol for people who display hoarding behaviours.
Practitioners should use the Safeguarding referral form to report abuse or concerns about an adult.
As part of the safeguarding adults process, we ask practitioners to complete the procedure sign up form to agree to work within the council's adult safeguarding policy guidance and procedures.
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Policy guidance for voluntary and community organisations
It is crucial to ensure that all voluntary and community groups that provide services and activities for adults at risk in Cambridgeshire have the appropriate level of adult safeguarding policy, guidance and procedures in place.
The Care Act (2014) defines safeguarding as "protecting an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect."
Adult safeguarding duties apply to an adult who:
- has needs for care and support (whether or not the local authority is meeting any of those needs) and
- is experiencing, or at risk of, abuse and neglect and
- as a result of their care and support needs, is unable to protect themselves from the risk or experience of abuse and neglect.
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Model safeguarding policy and procedure for smaller voluntary and community groups with irregular or limited contact
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People working with adults and older people across Cambridgeshire can access the Council's safeguarding training in line with local and national standards.
All our courses reflect the multi-agency nature of adult safeguarding work but also allows participants to share their experiences, skills and knowledge. Effective safeguarding involves appropriate information sharing, knowledge of your role and the role of others.
The LGSS Safeguarding Adults - Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Training Offer (2018)
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We can offer bespoke training for health and social care practitioners by providing a dedicated programme of workshops.
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The Adult Safeguarding Training Strategy aims to enable all individuals who work with adults with care and support needs, paid or unpaid, to access the appropriate level of training to gain the knowledge, skills and understanding to safeguard adults from abuse within the county. Appendix 2 of the Adult Safeguarding Training Strategy outlines the standards for Safeguarding Adults at Risk: Making Safeguarding Personal, training for staff working with adults with care and support needs within the council's locality and contracted partners. It is designed to assist managers and staff in understanding their responsibilities within this area. Each organisation must ensure that Making Safeguarding Personal training is included in the induction programme of every new employee and existing staff.
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For training queries
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01480 373534
Protecting vulnerable adults from radicalisation
Lets Talk About It is an initiative to provide practical help and guidance to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. It includes the signs to look out for and what to do if you recognise these in anyone.
Four role-play videos performed by members of the VoiceAbility Learning Disability Parliament and supported by Granta Housing, the Open Out scheme and Cambridgeshire County Council Adult Safeguarding Team. The role plays depict different scenarios that could indicate abuse. These can be used as a raising awareness resource when working with frontline staff or with people who use services.