Safeguarding Adults - Principles and the approach for South Yorkshire
This document contains the key overarching principles to which the 4 local authority areas will work. It is further underpinned by Local Guidance and Procedures for operational teams.
This high level adult safeguarding document outlines the principles, themes and approach to be taken when working with adults (age 18 and over) who may be or are at risk from abuse and neglect. It focuses on people whose situation meets The Care Act safeguarding enquiry duties (section 42).
South Yorkshire Safegaurding Adults Principles
7 Minute Briefings
Periodically we produce short briefing’s to help you understand a particular issue:
Voluntary Action Sheffield
Voluntary Action Sheffield work with groups across the city and can provide further information and support to help the development of your organisation. Please see the resources available from VAS.
The Sheffield Adult Safeguarding Partnership have worked with the Customer Forum to design a health passport with the support of Mencap. This can be used by someone with a learning disability to provide key information such as personal details, the type of medication they are taking, and any pre-existing health conditions.
The passport also includes information about how a person communicates and their likes and dislikes, which help professional’s better support someone appropriately in a health setting.
There is space to record how someone expresses happiness, what foods are liked as well as medical information such as illnesses, medication and allergies.
The Health Passport can help ensure someone gets the right treatment and care while giving health staff information to better understand their needs and help them make any appropriate changes to how their treatment or care is provided.
Download the Health Passport here: Health Passport