Safeguarding Partnership Policies & Procedures
ADULT SAFEGUARDING POLICIES, PROCEDURES AND GUIDANCE
Adult safeguarding policies and procedures are overseen by the MK Together Partnership and align with the Care Act guidance. The following multi-agency safeguarding policies and procedures should be followed by all Milton Keynes practitioners.
Milton Keynes Inter-Agency Safeguarding Adults Policy
The Milton Keynes Inter-Agency Safeguarding Adults Policy has recently been revised. Implementation date for this policy is 1 January 2021, and replaces previous versions.
Decision Making Tool
The Decision Making Tool aims to support a common understanding of the criteria where Adult Safeguarding applies and outlines initial actions according to the abuse type and risk level.
Self-Neglect & Hoarding Guidance
The MK self-neglect and hoarding guidance is provided for key stakeholders to use in their role to engage in effective multi-agency working in order to maximise positive outcomes.
Vulnerable Adult Risk Management (VARM)
Please refer to the following documents to find out more about the vulnerable adult risk management process:
CHILD SAFEGUARDING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Working Together 2018, MK Levels of Need Thresholds and other Inter Agency Policy and Procedures are available to view and download by clicking on the following link: web-based Procedures Policies and Procedures have been developed in line with ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ national guidance.
To ensure you are always working with the most up to date procedures we would recommend you do not work from printed procedures. If you do print any of the pages to help you with a particular issue or case, you will find that they are watermarked with a reminder that they are only valid that day.
Adult and Children Safeguarding referral forms
If you have a concern about a child or a vulnerable adult, and would like to make a referral, the referral forms can also be accessed from the Milton Keynes Council website via the following link: Milton Keynes Council website.
Consent to share information:
A support tool has been developed through the MK Together Partnership to support all partner organisations with professional decision-making around breaching confidentiality when a potential safeguarding risk is identified.