Multi-agency statutory guidance on female genital mutilation

Department for Education, Department of Health and Social Care and Home Office, October 2018

This amended guidance on female genital mutilation (FGM) is for all persons and bodies in England and Wales.  This guidance is a must read if you are under statutory duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.

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European report on preventing elder maltreatment

World Health Organization, September 2018

Estimates suggest that at least four million people experience elder maltreatment in any one year in the European region. This report discusses the scale of the problem in more detail, identifies risk factors for maltreatment, describes the latest evidence on the effectiveness of interventions for prevention, and identifies strategies and key policies to reduce its burden.

Click here to view the full report.

Adult Safeguarding: Roles and Competencies for Health Care Staff

Royal College of Nursing, August 2018

One of the most important principles of safeguarding is that it is everyone’s responsibility. Health care staff frequently work with people in their moments of greatest need and can witness health and social inequalities which have a direct impact on the lives of people they care for. This intercollegiate document has been designed to guide professionals and the teams they work with to identify the competencies they need in order to support individuals to receive personalised and culturally sensitive safeguarding. It sets out minimum training requirements along with education and training principles.

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Multi-agency statutory guidance on female genital mutilation

Home Office, April 2016

This multi-agency guidance on female genital mutilation (FGM) should be read and followed by all persons and bodies in England and Wales who are under statutory duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. It replaces female genital mutilation: guidelines to protect children and women (2014).

It is not intended to replace wider safeguarding guidance, but to provide additional advice on FGM.

Click here for further information and to download the guidance.

Safeguarding Adults – Everyone’s Responsibility: RCN guidance for nursing staff

Royal College of Nursing, July 2015

This RCN guidance outlines the key interventions that should be followed and provides signposts to resources that will help you understand the issues and the required actions. Safeguarding activity aims to ensure the best possible outcome

Click here to view the full guidance.

Female genital mutilation risk and safeguarding: Guidance for professionals

Department of Health, March 2015

This guidance provides practical help to support NHS organisations developing new safeguarding policies and procedures for female genital mutilation (FGM).

It can be used by health professionals from all sectors, particularly designated and named safeguarding leads, and local safeguarding children board members. It is based on existing best practice within the NHS.

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New adult safeguarding improvement tool published

NHS Confederation, 30 March 2015

The NHS Confederation has joined forces with four other leading national organisations to produce a new resource for those involved in adult safeguarding – an improvement tool based on the Adult Safeguarding Standards.

Click here for further information and to download the tool.