Policies, plans, reports and strategies
On this page you’ll find all the information necessary to support you in your day to day safeguarding work, including policies, plans, reports and strategies.
Board annual reports
- Safeguarding Adults Board annual report 2022 to 2023 (PDF 1.8Mb)
- Safeguarding Adults Board annual report 2021 to 2022 (PDF 1.8Mb)
- Safeguarding Adults Board annual report 2020/21 (PDF 7Mb)
- Safegaurding Adults Board annual report 2019/20 (PDF 1.7Mb)
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Communications and engagement strategies
The Safeguarding awareness days 2021 calendar (PDF 258Kb) provides details of the awareness days which are promoted via our own and the Stockport Safeguarding Children Partnerships twitter feeds. To follow us on twitter search for @StockportSAB and @StockportSCP.
The Complex Safeguarding Strategy 2018 – 2020 (PDF 77Kb) – the importance of transitions and the increasing evident number of adults who are at risk of complex safeguarding concerns highlights the need to ensure that there is an informed and co-ordinated response, which spans the needs of all people in Stockport regardless of age. In acknowledgement of this, the sub group is now a joint one which reports to both the Children and Adult safeguarding boards.
So-called ‘Honour’ Based Violence Abuse and Forced Marriage Strategy (PDF 1Mb) – to raise awareness across Stockport communities and its workforce, to identify the risks and to make sure that victims have confidence in our services.
Stockport Domestic Violence and Abuse Strategy 2021/24 – to raise awareness about domestic abuse, to educate children, young people and families and to make sure there’s an effective response to domestic abuse for our communities.
Financial abuse screening tool
The purpose of this screening tool (PDF 536Kb) is to identify adults who are at high risk of financial abuse. The tool can be used by a worker in any organisation and is to be used in conjunction with the Multi-agency guidance to support adults at high risk of financial abuse.
Legislation and government guidance
- Care Act 2014
- Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000
- Data Protection Act 1998
- Equality Act 2010
- Freedom of information Act
- Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
- Human Rights Act 1983
- Mental Capacity Act 2005
- Mental Health Act 1983
- New regulated activity definition (PDF 92Kb)
- One minute guide to MAPPA (PDF 67kb)
- SCIE legal guide for practitioners (PDF 1.7Mb)
Multi Agency Strategy and Guidance for Self-Neglect and Hoarding
The multi–agency self neglect strategy aims to be part of the growing work around early intervention and preventative agendas. As such it directs collaborative multi-agency discussions of self-neglect and/or hoarding cases to be addressed at the early stages. To encourage a more preventative approach to cases of self-neglect and/or hoarding view the self neglect strategy for more details.
Published alongside the strategy is a Practitioners Guide. This guide is intended as a toolkit to support practitioners from a range of agencies with management of cases where an adult is deemed to be at risk due to self-neglecting and/or hoarding behaviours.
The Practitioners Guide includes:
- characteristics of self neglect
- self neglect and hoarding two page guide
- self neglect legal literacy
- the Clutter Image Rating Scale (CIRT)
- guidance for practitioners
- guidance questions which could be used during an assessment
- Multi Agency Strategy and Guidance for Self-Neglect and Hoarding (PDF 803Kb)
- Safeguarding adults from self-neglect (PDF 1.7Mb)
Multi Agency Policy for Safeguarding Adults at Risk
eThe Safeguarding Adults at Risk Policy (PDF 3Mb) has been designed to make the procedures easy to access and allows you to identify and go to the specific part(s) relevant to your role.
- Part 1: context in Stockport
- Part 2: safeguarding policy
- Part 3: key issues
- Part 4: causes of abuse
- Part 5: mental capacity and consent
- Part 6: prevention of abuse
- Part 7: partners
- Part 8: transitions
- Part 9: information sharing
- Part 10: complex safeguarding
The MAARS and Team Around The Adult operating guidance document (PDF 418Kb) provides information for professionals to refer cases into the Multi-Agency Adults At Risk System (MAARS).
The Risk Matrix and Safeguarding Thresholds document (PDF 468KB) provides information and guidance on different types of abuse and neglect an adult can experience, and how to seek support for them.
North West Safeguarding Policy
The Northwest Safeguarding policy (PDF 290Kb) has been developed by Safeguarding Adults Boards (SABs) across the North West, to meet the requirements of the Care Act and the Department of Health Statutory Guidance.
The policy is designed to support current good practice in adult safeguarding and outlines the arrangements which apply to all local authorities within the North West region.
Other plans, strategies and guidance
- Statement of commitment (PDF 423Kb)
- Escalation policy and recording template (PDF 790Kb)
- Guidance on the Mental Capacity Act (PDF 142Kb)
- Combined Serious Case Review/Safeguarding Adults Review Protocol
- Learning Improvement Framework (PDF 1Mb)
- New regulated activity definition (PDF 92Kb)
- Quality Assurance framework (PDF 240Kb)
- SSAB Agreement with relevant agencies (PDF 376Kb)
- Transition of patients from Healthy Young Minds Service protocol (PDF 149Kb)
- Information sharing and retention agreement (PDF 405Kb)
- Modern Slavery Strategy 2021-23(PDF 923 Kb)
Responsible Manager Administrative Support Service guidance
The Responsible Manager Administrative Support Service guidance (PDF 405Kb) provides guidance for all professionals and practitioners who will conduct and manage a safeguarding enquiry.
The purpose of the guidance is to inform and support professionals with this important element of the adult abuse and the investigation process. The guidance is in line, and fully supports Stockport’s Multi-Agency Policy for Safeguarding Adults at Risk.
The guidance directs professionals to the appropriate templates to be used in any investigation process. It’s also a guide for chairs who will manage and safeguard a safeguarding case.
The guidance also provides information for business administrators. It gives clear guidelines on the general standard of minutes that should be produced, and how minutes from a safeguarding meeting are to be distributed.
For information on safeguarding training please visit the staff development training pages.
Our business plan 2023 to 2026
The business plan 2023 to 2026 (PDF 619Kb) details how we plan to work in partnership to support and safeguard the people of Stockport to enable them to live safe, healthy and, where possible, independent lives.
7 minute briefings
7 minute briefings are based on a technique borrowed from the FBI.
Learning for 7 minutes:
- is manageable in most services
- is more memorable as it’s not clouded by other issues and pressures
- means they hold people’s attention
- gives managers something to share with their staff
Clearly the briefings will not have all the answers, but it’s hoped that they will act as a catalyst to help teams and their managers to reflect on their practice and systems.
The expectation is that team leaders will present briefings to their staff on a regular basis.
- ASC Deprivation of Liberty (PDF 421Kb)
- Cuckooing (PDF 172Kb)
- Emollients and smoking (PDF 133Kb)
- Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) (PDF 426Kb)
- Financial Abuse (PDF 410Kb)
- Guide to MAPPA (PDF 123Kb)
- Honour based violence (PDF 903Kb)
- Mental Capacity Act – pocket guide (213Kb)
- Pressure Ulcers (PDF 601Kb)
- Preventing radicalisation (PDF 416Kb)
- Professional Curiosity (PDF 161Kb)
- Response to physical health concerns for non-health professionals (PDF 34Kb)
- Self Neglect (PDF 102Kb)
- Sexual abuse (PDF 408Kb)
- What to do if you suspect abuse (PDF 409Kb)
Adult abuse or neglect
Do not ignore it.
- call 999 in an emergency
- Telephone: 0161 217 6029
- Minicom: 0161 217 6024
- Out of hours: 0161 718 2118