Protocols used in Oxfordshire
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 and/or updates procedures, they will be published on this page. Below are the current procedures.
The policy and procedures described in this resource should also be used in conjunction with individual organisations’ adult safeguarding procedures on and related issues; such as domestic violence and abuse, fraud, disciplinary procedures, and health and safety.
This policy covers the process for agencies when attempting to work with a person where there are concerns for their safety and they either won’t engage with services or falls below the thresholds for accessing services.
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.
The protocol covers the expectation on agencies should they encounter an adult with care and support needs who is failing to meet their own basic needs and is putting themselves or neighbours at imminent risk of harm.
The protocol covers the expectations on agencies should they encounter a known or suspected case of an adult with care and support needs being forced, coerced into providing labour or services.
Sets of the procedure to follow when professionals are working with someone who hoards.
Sets out the information sharing expectations on agencies working within Oxfordshire.