Policies and procedures

The multi-agency policy and procedures are aimed at agencies and individuals involved in safeguarding adults, including managers, professionals, volunteers and staff working in public, voluntary and private sector organisations.

Please note: In light of the council changes which came into force from 1 April 2021, Northamptonshire Safeguarding Adults Board are in the process of updating a number of the policies and procedures below with the new contact details for all teams. If you wish you make a safeguarding referral, please call the adult social care team in your area; North Northamptonshire Council - 0300 126 3000 or West Northamptonshire Council - 0300 126 7000.

Safeguarding adults procedures and forms

Adult Risk Management (ARM) Toolkit

Northamptonshire Safeguarding Adults Board has put together a toolkit of materials to aid practitioners in undertaking an ARM meeting. The toolkit is made up of a variety of materials including guidance, pro formas to be used during meetings and a video detailing what the ARM process is, when an ARM should be used and the ARM oversight panel.

Watch the ARM video

Alert and notification form

Communications and Public Reporting Protocol

Complaints Policy

Decision making framework

Escalation Policy


Information sharing

Inter-agency procedures

Person in a position of trust


Raising concerns about vulnerable children and adults

SAR Protocol


Serious incident and safeguarding process

Training strategy