The guidance tool supports practitioners, partners and providers, working within the adult sector, to report and respond to concerns at the appropriate level and to have a consistency of approach across agencies.
The guidance should be used to:
- Help determine a consistent approach to identifying what concerns may require a response under the safeguarding process.
- Support decision making when alternative processes should be used.
The guidance is not a substitute for professional judgement but should be used to assist decision making and to support professional judgement.