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Welcome to the revised Sussex safeguarding adults policy and procedures, edition 5 (please note that there are sections within these procedures which remain under review).

The policy sets out the approach taken to adult safeguarding across Sussex. The procedures explain how agencies and individuals should work together to put the policy and procedures into practice. They have been updated in accordance with the Care Act 2014 and the Care and Support Statutory Guidance and should be read in conjunction with these. The update has taken into account lessons learnt from Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SARs), audits and practice. These procedures represent the standards for good practice in adult safeguarding in Sussex and have been endorsed by Brighton & Hove, East Sussex and West Sussex Safeguarding Adults Boards.

Our thanks to all those who have contributed their expertise and time in the production of this policy and procedures, and all who made comments and gave feedback during the consultation process.

Seona Douglas, Independent Chair, East Sussex Safeguarding Adults Board and Brighton & Hove Safeguarding Adults Board

Annie Callanan, Independent Chair, West Sussex Safeguarding Adults Board 


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The content of the ‘Sussex Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures’ is the property of Brighton & Hove, East Sussex and West Sussex Safeguarding Adults Boards. It can be downloaded, accessed for reference, and used to inform and assist colleagues, carers or adults who may be at risk of abuse or neglect. The content cannot be used in any way for commercial gain or copied by other agencies or organisations without prior written permission of an authorised representative of the Brighton & Hove, East Sussex or West Sussex Safeguarding Adults Boards.

Last updated: 17 June 2024