Multi-agency Procedures

Joint Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Multi-agency Safeguarding Policy – March 2018

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 the Policy & Procedures subgroup agrees procedures they will be published on this page.

OSAB Thresholds Document

The OSAB Threshold of Accessing Safeguarding Services (Thresholds of Needs) Matrix – December 2018  provides guidance for professionals and service users, to clarify the circumstances in which the Adult Safeguarding Service should be contacted.

Threshold Document for Common Safeguarding Issues

In response to requests from professionals, the OSAB has produced focused thresholds documents for common safeguarding issues. The guidance documents are simple two-sided threshold matrices to help professionals understand whether what they are seeing constitutes a safeguarding issue or not.

Pressure Ulcers: Common safeguarding issues – Pressure Ulcers Guidance

Medication Errors: Common safeguarding issues – Medication Errors Guidance

Trips and Falls: Common safeguarding issues – Trips and Falls Guidance

Incidents between residents/clients: Incidents involving another person with care support needs June18

Other OSAB Procedures

Other National Procedures/Guidance

  • Pressure Ulcers and the interface with a Safeguarding Enquiry – This is the Department of Health & Social Care guidance with the aim of assisting practitioners and managers across health and care organisations to provide caring, speedy and appropriate responses to individuals at risk of developing pressure ulcers.