Adult safeguarding legislation and guidance

Guidance for Kent and Medway

Multi-Agency Safeguarding Adults Policy, Protocols and Guidance for Kent and Medway (PDF, 3.5 MB)

The Kent and Medway Multi-agency Safeguarding Adults Policy, Protocols and Guidance document has been re-developed to meet and work within the safeguarding adult lawful requirements set out in the Care Act 2014.

In response to the requirements of the Care Act 2014 and our safeguarding responsibilities, all local authorities and their partners are required to review current practice and to determine specific impacts. That is why we have completely reviewed and redeveloped our safeguarding adults policy, procedures and guidance for safeguarding practice.

This document will be reviewed and updated annually.

Consultation of the policy, protocols and guidance document

The Practice Policy and Procedures working group has been working on updating the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Adults Policy, Procedures and Practitioner Guidance for Kent and Medway.

The working group have considered the changes requested from the consultation in June 2019, and it is expected the final document will be made available in November 2019.