Skip to content

Are you worried about an adult? Please call 0344 800 8020

Report a concern

What happens when I make a Safeguarding Adult referral?

Today the board is very pleased to published a flow diagram showing the process of what happens when a safeguarding concern is raised to the local authority. Called 'What happens when I make a Safeguarding Adult referral? the flow diagram aims to help staff from partner agencies and others (including members of the public) better understand the step by step process from raising a safeguarding concern through to a safeguarding section 42 enquiry. Informing each stage of the process are the principles of Making Safeguarding Personal. The also include information on Safeguarding Adults Reviews. 

Also published today along side the flow diagram are some Frequency Asked Questions (FAQs) about the safeguarding adult process.

All organisations are encouraged to:

  • share the flow diagram and FAQs with all their members of staff (including their board/senior management team/governing body)
  • use the FAQs in team meetings
  • display the flow diagram in staff offices/work area
  • proactively share the flow diagram & FAQs through social media