This policy, guidance and toolkit was first published in May 2015 by the Local Safeguarding Adults Boards (4LSAB) covering Hampshire and the Isle of Wight (including Portsmouth and Southampton) to meet the requirements of the Care Act 2014 and the Department of Health Statutory Guidance published in October 2014. This 2nd edition of the policy reflects the changes introduced in the revised Care Act 2014 statutory guidance published in 2016 as well as other legislative changes. It is designed to support current good practice in adult safeguarding and outlines the arrangements which apply to the whole of the 4LSAB area. Local guidance, specific to each Local Authority area, will be provided separately. The whole document will inform all those who have a role to play in adult safeguarding and each section can be used either as part of the whole document or independently.
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