Policy and Procedures
The Berkshire Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures aim to ensure that staff respond consistently and appropriately to all concerns of abuse and neglect. Staff and managers should refer to the online version as they are regularly updated.
Home fire safety check
Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service website gives advice on whether someone qualifies for a free home fire safety check and information about how to reduce the risk of fire in people's homes. The Fire and Rescue Service also provide training on fire safety awareness.
Information Sharing Protocol
The Berkshire Information Sharing Protocol covers all of the agencies that form the Slough Safeguarding Adults Board. The Protocol offers guidance to front-line staff in assessing possible risk to adults, and in balancing the risk against the rights to confidentiality and privacy. See also the Government's Seven Golden Rules for Information Sharing.
Mental Health Crisis Interagency Joint Working Protocol
When people present to the Police in a mental ill health crisis state, working together with health and social care partners is a priority. All professionals agree to ensure that the welfare and dignity of the patient is at the heart of any negotiation. The Protocol can be found here.
Working with people who do not engage with services
Adults at risk who, for whatever reason, do not engage with services can have complex and diverse needs that often fall between different agencies; their needs are generally longstanding and recurring and put themselves and others at high risk. Multi-agency Guidance: working with those at risk who do not engage with services
The pressure care pathway is included as Appendix 5 of the Berkshire Policy and Procedures. These leaflets give advice on how to prevent pressure ulcers: React to red & What happens if you don’t move around enough