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Other Procedures & Guidance

Multi-agency working is key to safeguarding those most at risk within the community. Underpinning this must be strong multi-agency procedures to which all professionals are expected to work.

This page contains the procedures for professionals in Oxfordshire as well as relevant national guidance in regard to adult safeguarding issues, such as “How to use legal powers to safeguard highly vulnerable dependent drinkers” from Alcohol Change.

As the Policy, Practice & Procedures subgroup agrees and/or updates procedures, they will be published on this page.

Oxfordshire Transitional Safeguarding Procedure

This procedure outlines the responsibilities in regards to young people involved in the Children’s Safeguarding process who are approaching 18 years old to ensure a smooth transition to adult safeguarding processes, where applicable.

Please note, this is not a broad policy relating to transitions, it is specifically focussed on transitional safeguarding.

Do also consider the Transitional Safeguarding Resources published by the Local Government Association, which provides a wealth of materials on transitional safeguarding, from academic research to practical guidance.

Working in Partnership – Oxfordshire Procedures

These are the overarching procedures to be following in Oxfordshire for safeguarding adults at risk of abuse, neglect or self-neglect.

OSAB Self Neglect and Hoarding Policy

The self-neglect and hoarding policy combines the self-neglect policy and hoarding policy that previously existed. This came out of the learning from the first year of the MARM process.

Managing Allegations Against People In a Position Of Trust (PIPOT)

This policy covers the minimum expectations for organisations in Oxfordshire when there are allegations made against a member of staff or a volunteer.  This is an overarching policy and does not replace the individual organisation’s responsibility to have a policy regarding allegations management.

Thames Valley Police, have created a video to assist professionals to be mindful of those rare cases of where members of TVP abuse their positions by forming improper relationships. The video can be found here.

Transportation Joint Operating Framework

This policy provides a single set of minimum standards for organisations within Oxfordshire who have responsibility for transporting children and adults with care and support needs. This includes topics such as vetting, training, awareness raising, information sharing, policy alignment, enforcement activity and monitoring arrangements for transportation.

Escalation Protocol (Currently under review)

The Escalation Protocol outlines the standards we expect of organisations when escalating issues between organisations when there are differences of opinion.