Safeguarding children and adults at risk of abuse or neglect policy and procedure

Supporting documents/legislation

This policy should be read in conjunction with a number of additional policies and legislative documents, listed in appendix B.

The major pieces of legislation and guidance are:

  • The Children Act 1989 and 2004
  • Care Act 2014
  • Guidance to the Care Act 2014
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
  • Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998
  • Data Protection Act 1998
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018
  • European Convention of Human Rights
  • Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018
  • Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA)
  • Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Adult Safeguarding Partnership Board (SSASPB) Inter-Agency Procedures.