Click on COVID-19 to see a list of the chapters affected by legislation and national guidance published as a result of coronavirus / COVID-19.
This page provides a summary of how to use this online Safeguarding Adults Board Adult Policies, Procedures and Practice (APPP) site, its supporting resources and main features.
- Finding your way around this Resource
- Accessibility Options
- Using the APPP Resource on Mobile Phones and Tablets
- Date of Next Revision
- Register for APPP Update Notifications
This site is structured into different sections.
This site is divided into different sections. On the home page there are three buttons:
- STSAB Procedures – which contains policies, procedures and practice guidance for South Tyneside Safeguarding Adults Board;
- Useful Links – which has links to the most commonly used local web pages for South Tyneside staff;
- Legislation and National Guidance – which has links to relevant information for staff using this APPP.
When you are in the STSAB Procedures section, there are a number of tabs on the left side of the screen when viewed on larger screens or by clicking on the lined box in the top right corner on smaller screens (such as phones or tablets):
- Home contains the introduction page of the STSAB Procedures section. It also includes Using this APPP Resource (this page) which gives information about using this site, and Register with Us to receive notification when this APPP is updated;
- COVID-19 contains links to Government resources and a list of new and amended chapters as a result of new legislation and national guidance;
- Contents contains the policies, procedures and practice guidance chapters. These are divided into sections which can be viewed by clicking on the arrow on the right of ‘Contents’;
- Resources provides a range of relevant supporting information (see below). The different sections can also be viewed by clicking on the arrow on the right of ‘Resources’;
- Contact has a contact form for you to send a message to Jackie Nolan, South Tyneside STSCP and SAB Board Manager, who oversee the coordination of this APPP, should you have a comment or suggestion you wish to make.
This site has a number of different options to aid online reading. When you are on the home page, choose ‘Accessibility’ drop down menu on the right side of the screen. There is large text, green, blue or pink backgrounds, yellow text on a black background or you can return to the default setting. You can use large text with any of the other options.
In addition, the site is designed to be accessible for users of text only and screen reader software programs which allow blind or visually impaired users to read the text that is displayed on the computer screen with a speech synthesizer or braille display. Our content is consistently structured, including headings, which makes using the software on our site easier. Also, when viewed though screen reader software, every page has a ‘Skip to main content’ link which allows software users to go straight to the main content of that page instead of receiving the full navigation options every time. Please share this information with blind or visually impaired colleagues.
This resource works well on internet enabled mobile phones and tablets by typing in the weblink in the internet address bar. When used on a mobile phone, the website will immediately convert into a mobile phone friendly version, where the tabs sit behind the Menu button. If it does not work straightaway, tap on the refresh circle in the address bar.
If your phone or tablet has a reader option (it may be an ‘R’ or say ‘Reader’ in the address bar, you may have to install it), tap on it and it will convert the text into a more easy to read version for phones or tablets.
The Resources section contains a number of links and documents to supplement the information in the chapters. It includes
- Case Law and LGSCO Reports – information about recent significant court cases and key complaint investigation reports from the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman;
- Case Studies – populated by case studies from the Care and Support Statutory Guidance;
- CQC Standards and KLOEs – links to the Care Quality Commission Standards and Key Lines of Enquiries for inspections;
- Forms, Leaflets and Posters – key local documents and downloads.
- Glossary – definitions and key terms used;
- Integrated Care – links to organisations and documents relevant to the health and social care integration agenda;
- Legislation – links to relevant legislation;
- National Guidance and Inquiries – links to national guidance, particularly from ADASS, LGA and SCIE and inquiry reports;
- Organisations – links to websites for relevant national organisations;
- Provider Resources – links to guidance and other information and national organisations who provide services and support to provider services;
- Research and Report Briefings – written by the Policy Partners Project and our associates to reflect current issues or recently released research reports;
- Safeguarding Adults Review Reports – links to significant SARs.
For ease of use, if you can open this website in two tabs next to each other you can click on the Resources section to consult related resources without leaving the chapter you are reading.
If you want to make any changes to any chapters or write a new chapter, please first contact Jackie Nolan, South Tyneside STSCP and SAB Board Manager, who is the local contact for this APPP, to discuss your ideas.
If you wish to make any changes to existing chapters you wish to amend must be copied into Word and amended using track changes. See Making Changes to Chapters for information about how to make amendments in the way we require. It is vital that we are able to see what specific alterations you want us to make; following these instructions is really important, as we don’t want to have to ask you to do it again!
With each revised edition of your SAB APPP, we indicate which chapters are new or have been updated. This information is available in the table below and at the top of each relevant chapter. Where chapters have had specific sections amended, this will be detailed. If there are a number of changes throughout the chapter, it will state that the chapter should be re-read.
24 September 2020: additional amendments
|Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic||This chapter was amended to reflect updated Government guidance regarding carrying out face to face assessments and professional visits. This new information has been marked ‘Additional Guidance – September 2020’.|
|Care Act Easements: Summary||This chapter has been amended to reflect changes in the Care Act Easements guidance, that is reference to advocates.|
5 September 2020
|Amended chapters and sections|
|Safeguarding Adult Reviews||This chapter was updated to include the revised South Tyneside Safeguarding Adults Review Protocol.|
|Working with Providers: Overview||This chapter has been updated as a result of local review.|
|Provider Concerns Process||This chapter has been updated as a result of local review.|
|Local Contacts||The name of the Safeguarding Adults Team has been changed to the Let’s Talk Team. The email address and telephone numbers have also been updated.|
July 2020 – additional amendments:
|Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic||This chapter has been updated with additional guidance published by the Department of Health and Social Care.|
|Coronavirus (COVID-19): Death of a Worker in Social Care||This chapter was amended throughout as a result of updated Government guidance.|
|Making Safeguarding Personal||Links were added to the Making Safeguarding Personal Toolkit published by the Local Government Association and to Making Safeguarding Personal Case Studies 2018/19 published by the Local Government Association and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services.|
|County Lines: Criminal Exploitation of Adults||Appendix 1: Posters was added with links to Home Office published posters for different sectors.|
|Carers||A link was added to Supporting Adult Carers published by NICE.|
|Dementia: Practice Guidance||Section 1, Introduction has been updated in relation to statistics and links and a link to Dementia Friends website added in the scope box.|
|Supervision: Social Workers involved in Safeguarding Enquiries||A link has been added in the scope box to Effective Supervision in a Variety of Settings published by SCIE.|
|Working Together with South Tyneside Safeguarding Children Partnership||This chapter was updated to reflect the national change from Local Safeguarding Children Boards to Safeguarding Children Partnerships.|
|Local Contacts||These have all been checked and updated as required.|
|Cuckooing||This chapter discusses ‘cuckooing‘, which is the term for professional criminal gangs targeting the homes of adults who they have identified as vulnerable. It provides information about victims, perpetrators, signs and what action to take if cuckooing is suspected.|
|Quick Reads and Audio Summaries||Some chapters have summaries (Quick Read) and Audios which provide key information for staff who do not need to know the full detail of the chapter. They are located at the top of the relevant chapter. A full list can be found in Quick Reads and Audios, in Resources.|
May 2020: Coronavirus / COVID-19 Update
|Coronavirus Act 2020||This chapter outlines the changes implemented from 25 March 2020 that impact on adult social care services and partners.|
|Responding to COVID-19: The Ethical Framework for Adult Social Care||This chapter is a summary of the framework, published by the UK Government. It intends to provide support to ongoing response planning and decision-making to ensure that consideration is given to specific ethical values and principles when organising and delivering social care for adults. It applies to local authorities and the wider health and care workforce.|
|Care Act Easements Guidance: Summary||This is a summary of the Government guidance outlining which Care Act duties may change under the Coronavirus Act 2020.|
|Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic||This is a summary of the guidance from the Department of Health and Social Care, with additional case law examples.|
|Coronavirus (COVID-19): Informing the Department of Health and Social Care of the Death of a Worker in Social Care||This chapter outlines the process for informing DHSC. (Added in June 2020.)|
|The information in the chapters listed below has been affected by the changes implemented by the UK Government and other organisations. There is a box at the top of the chapter outlining the changes with links. The main text in the chapter has not been changed.|
|The Care Act 2014|
|Care and Support Planning|
|Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards|
|Disclosure and Barring|
|Equality, Diversity and Human Rights in a Safeguarding Context|
|Homelessness: Legislation and South Tyneside Services|
|Integration, Cooperation and Partnerships|
|Making Advance Decisions|
|Market Shaping and Commissioning of Adult Care and Support|
|Mental Health Act 1983|
|Safer Recruitment and Employment|
|Adult Safeguarding Process: Overview|
|Stage 2: Enquiry|
|Transition to Adult Care and Support|
|Data Protection Act 2018|
|South Tyneside Information Sharing Protocol|
|No Recourse to Public Funds|
|Prisons, Approved Premises and Bail Accommodation|
|Adults Vulnerable to Exposure of Extremist Ideology||This section was updated to include a link to the latest edition of the Prevent Strategy, published by the Home Office.|
|Modern Slavery||Section 7, Duty to Notify the Home Office of Potential Victims of Modern Slavery has been revised to include new links to information from the UK Government about making a referral.|
|County Lines: Criminal Exploitation of Adults||Section 6, Taking Action was amended to include information about making referrals to the National Referral Mechanism.|
|Equality, Diversity and Human Rights in a Safeguarding Context||This chapter was amended to include more information about human rights, particularly in Section 6.|
|Safeguarding Adult Reviews||This chapter was updated to include the revised South Tyneside Safeguarding Adults Review Protocol.|
|Supervision: Social Workers involved in Safeguarding Enquiries||This chapter has been amended throughout and should be reread.|
|Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA)||The MAPPA Guidance has been relinked to the most recent version.|
|Homelessness: Legislation and South Tyneside Services||A link was added to the Housing LIN (Learning and Improvement Network).|
|Dementia: Practice Guidance||This chapter was amended to add a link to Northumbria Police Missing Persons information, the Herbert Protocol and the Herbert Protocol form.|
|New chapters and forms|
|Violence and Harassment towards Staff||This chapter outlines what is harassment and violence to staff, assessing risk and management and staff responsibilities.|
|Child to Parent Violence||This new chapter was added in the Adults in Specific Circumstances section.|
|Working with Adults with Hidden Disabilities||This chapter outlines different types of hidden disabilities and how staff should be aware of and respond to such issues.|
|Forms, Leaflets and Posters||The Herbert Protocol Form was added, which encourages carers to record useful information which could be useful if the vulnerable person goes missing.|
This APPP is usually updated every six months. The next revision will be available, therefore, in January 2021.
Type in the word or phrase you are looking for in the ‘Search’ facility and press ‘Enter’. It will bring up a list of all the chapters where it appears. Click on the one you want. The word / phrase will remain highlighted in the chapter. Use ” marks around the word to narrow your search, for example “Rape Crisis”.
If you want to search for specific text within a chapter or a pdf document, you can also press ‘Ctrl’ and ‘f’ together. A box will appear in the top right of your screen. Type in the word / phrase you want to find and press ‘Enter’. The number of times it appears in the chapter will be displayed next to your word. Use the up and down arrows next to it to find all the references.
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The SAB APPP has been designed to be used as an online resource. It is easier to update a web based facility, and version control is very effectively managed. Reducing or eliminating printing cuts costs, as well as preserving valuable resources.
If you print a chapter, to take to a meeting for example, please note it will have a water mark stating it is valid for 72 hours only and the date it was printed. Whilst APPPs are usually updated every six months, there may be occasions when it is updated urgently as a result of a Safeguarding Adults Review or inspection recommendation, so it is important to be sure that you are using the most recent copy. That is why we recommend that if you have to print a chapter, you no longer refer to it after that time.
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