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Care providers

In this section there is some specific information of use to care providers - some of this may be found elsewhere on the website but we thought it would help to gather it in one place, or help you to find the links to other useful places on our website.

There is also detailed information on the different types of abuse here.

If you are interested in knowing more about the various types of enquiry, we have set out our 'Top Ten' here.

For support on how to raise a concern, including a useful checklist of information that might be needed, and what happens next, visit our Raising a Concern section.

There is information on the Herbert Protocol (a tool to help if someone goes missing from your service).

Our training section also includes information on the national Bournemouth competencies. 

We have a number of quick '7 minute' briefings on a range of subjects:

  • working with autistic people and mental health
  • safeguarding and informal carers
  • emollient fire safety
  • trauma informed approaches
  • self-neglect & hoarding
  • Safeguarding v safeguarding
  • Information sharing - 7 golden rules
  • what is communication?
  • transitional safeguarding
  • managing racist abuse when providing care
  • safeguarding adult reviews
  • domestic abuse
  • financial safeguarding
  • multi-agency review (RL) 

Other links

Modern slavery

Report published by Unseen (2023) Modern slavery and the care sector

Sandwell Council's guide: Modern slavery in the care sector


Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards: Age UK March 2024 report on DoLS

Pressure ulcers

National guidance on pressure ulcers and safeguarding: Safeguarding adults protocol: pressure ulcers and raising a safeguarding concern (Updated 5 March 2024)