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Oldham Multi-Agency Safeguarding Adults Policies & Procedures

Partner agencies are currently finalising the following policies and procedures:

  • Multi-Agency Self-Neglect and Hoarding Policy 
  • Multi-Agency Risk Management Protocol 
  • Multi-Agency Person on a Position of Trust (PIPOT) Policy 
  • Multi-Agency Domestic Abuse Policy 
  • Multi-Agency Escalation Policy 

Multi-Agency Adult Safeguarding Procedures
All partner agencies of Board have agreed that the adult safeguarding procedures should govern all safeguarding work with adults at risk in Oldham. The policy, therefore, applies to all professionals and agencies working with adults at risk in the borough.
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Oldham Safeguarding Adults Review Policy
This policy outlines the process for the management of Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SARs) in Oldham under Section 44 of the Care Act 2014. This protocol has been developed to simplify and clarify the local process and has now been endorsed by the Board.
OSAB Safeguarding Adults Review Policy (July 2020).pdf

Further Safeguarding Guidance 

Care Act 2014 Statutory Guidance
The legal framework for the Care Act 2014 is supported by this statutory guidance. It provides information and guidance about how the Care Act works in practice. The guidance has statutory status which means there is a legal duty to have regard to it when working with adults (with care and support needs) and carers.

Mental Capacity Act 2005 Code of Practice
The legal framework provided by the Mental Capacity Act 2005 is supported by this Code of Practice, which provides guidance and information about how the Act works in practice. The Code has statutory force, which means that certain categories of people have a legal duty to have a regard to it when working with or caring for adults who may lack capacity to make decision for themselves.

Modern Slavery Act 2015 Statutory Guidance
The legal framework provided by the Modern Slavery Act 2015 is supported by this statutory guidance. The guidance describes the signs that someone may be a victim of modern slavery, the support available to victims, and the process for determining whether someone is a victim and how to support them.

Pressure Ulcers and the interface with a Safeguarding Enquiry Safeguarding Adults Protocol
This protocol from the Department of Health and Social Care helps practitioners and managers across health and care organisations to provide caring and quick responses to people at risk of developing pressure ulcers. It also offers a process for the clinical management of harm removal and reduction where ulcers occur, considering if an adult safeguarding response is necessary.


Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
T: 0161 770 7777

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