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This page highlights the changes to Adult Safeguarding and articles of interest.   

From April 1st 2015, the No Secrets 2000 guidance was replaced by Section 42-46 of the Care Act 2014.  The Care Act defines safeguarding as "protecting and adult's right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect", and places Safeguarding on a legal framework and all councils are required to have a Safeguarding Adults Board. Gloucestershire has had a Safeguarding Adults Board since 2009 and is therefore well placed to implement the new Care Act in relation to safeguarding adults. The Board will be working hard to make sure that the Care Act principles are central to how we work.

Care Act Statutory Guidance Department of Health - Statutory Guidance October 2014

See Chapter 14, pages 229 - 279 for guidance on Safeguarding.

Care Act Fact Sheet  Adult Safeguarding and the Care Act 2014

A fact sheet on the Care Act and Safeguarding is intended to give organisations an introduction to the main points contained within the adult safeguarding reforms in the Care Act 2014. 

Mental Capacity & Safeguarding Newsletters

Councillors Briefing 2015  Councillors Briefing - Safeguarding Adults 2015

This briefing has been drawn up to reflect the changes and developments in safeguarding adults over the last few years. It replaces the previous Local Government Association (LGA) guide.

Care Home Whispers  Care Home Whispers Project

Older people living in residential care and nursing homes a group within our communities whose 'voice' is rarely heard.  This project set out to find a way to make that 'voice' heard. With financial support from the Gloucestershire Police and Crime Commissioner and in partnership with GCPA (Gloucestershire Care Providers Association), the GSAB (Gloucestershire Safeguarding Adults Board), GCSNHST (Gloucestershire Care Services  National Health Service Trust) and Age UK.

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