|Description:||This guideline has been significantly updated in line with current legislation.- Ambulance clinicians are often the first professionals to make contact with adults at risk and may identify initial concerns regarding abuse. The role of the ambulance service is not to investigate suspicions but to ensure that any suspicion is passed, with the consent of the adult (where no consent, state why), to the appropriate agency (e.g. social care or the police) in line with locally agreed procedures.- The six key principles underpinning the Care Act guidance are covered: empowerment, prevention, proportionality, protection, partnership and accountability.- Types and signs of abuse are explained.- Mandatory Reporting of FGM is included.- The NHS, including the ambulance service, has a statutory responsibility to comply and engage with Prevent. Any member of staff identifying concerns that vulnerable people may be radicalised, should report to the safeguarding service, their Prevent lead or their line manager in the Trust.|
|Date Update Posted Online:||September 7, 2017|
|Section Title:||Safeguarding Adults at Risk|
|Guidelines Print Date:||September 20, 2017|
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