UPDATED: Multi-Agency Risk Management (MARM) documents

We have updated the documents relating to the MARM subgroup, including the MARM referral form and guidance. Please do familiarise yourself with the new documents.

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Introduction to safeguarding

Safeguarding adults is the process of enabling adults with care and support needs to protect themselves from abuse or neglect. This includes adults with care and support needs who are already experiencing, or are at risk of, abuse or neglect. 

As part of the safeguarding process, professionals must consider:

  • whether the adult's care and support needs mean that they are unable to protect themselves from abuse or neglect
  • how people and organisations can work together to minimise and/or prevent the risk of abuse or neglect
  • the views, wishes, feelings and beliefs of the adult, particularly when deciding on any actions to take

Learning resources

The following resources provide an introduction to safeguarding, the types of abuse, and how to refer any safeguarding concerns:

Last updated: 12 July 2023