Making a safeguarding referral to your local Safeguarding Adults Team

Deciding if a safeguarding adult referral is needed for your patient can seem a complex task. These tools will help you with these decision and how to make an effective referral should it be needed.

Writing a report and breaching confidentiality legally

Sections 44 and 45 of the Care Act 2014 clarify the legal requirement to provide information to a Safeguarding Adults Board if requested to do so. The following infosheet provides greater detail:

The following infosheet gives advice for good report writing.

The MPS website has further useful advice on report writing.

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