Adult safeguarding decision making guidance

The adult safeguarding decision-making guidance provides guidance to support decision-making in relation to completing adult safeguarding referrals.

The adult safeguarding decision-making guidance is not a substitute for professional judgement, nor does it set rigid guidance for practitioners. It is to be used as a framework to inform decision-making. If there is any doubt, the safeguarding process should be followed.

Both the adult safeguarding decision-making guidance and the safeguarding adult referral form should be used in conjunction with the Derby and Derbyshire safeguarding adults policy and procedures document.

Additional information about coronavirus (COVID-19) for the decision making guidance

COVID-19 may have an impact on the number and the nature of safeguarding adults concerns. This additional guidance has been produced as an addendum to the main decision making guidance, which is also attached to this page, and both should be referred to until further notice when considering making a safeguarding adult referral.