This second report, completed in May 2021, provides information on safeguarding adults activity during the COVID-19 pandemic up to December 2020. It follows on from the first report which provided a picture of how safeguarding adults activity in England was affected by the initial stage of the pandemic and first lockdown, up until June 2020.
This project was developed to create a national picture regarding safeguarding adults’
activity during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was considered important to understand what happened to learn any lessons for future COVID-19 outbreaks and respond to changing safeguarding needs. It is hoped the data collected could improve understanding of the impact of COVID-19 locally and nationally to help inform preparations and future planning.
This report was commissioned by the sector-led Care and Health Improvement Programme (CHIP), co-produced and delivered by the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) in England.
The purpose of this framework is to offer support in making decisions about safeguarding concerns. It offers a framework to support practice, recording and reporting, in order to impact positively on outcomes for people and on the level of accountability for those outcomes.
Councils have a key role to play in helping people to die well and with dignity. This guide sets out how councils in England can play that role. The focus of this guide is adults during the final 12 months of their lives but the general principles also apply to children and young people. End of life care is loosely defined as the last year of life, but accurate predictions are difficult, which makes planning, preparation and embedding good practice important.
This briefing offers support to those who have duties to commission and arrange advocacy services and to the advocacy sector in its delivery, including in defining both advocacy and Making Safeguarding Personal (MSP).
This briefing offers examples of positive practice across four domains, namely how commissioners and providers engage with individuals and their families, support and develop their staff, promote and embed values-based leadership and culture, and work together.
Many councils will already have made significant progress in developing systems to support and protect people who are vulnerable as a result of the COVID-19 emergency, and this note is therefore intended to assist them by providing a point of cross-reference. It will also assist the NHS, community and voluntary sector and other partner agencies to understand the role and contribution of local government in supporting vulnerable people. This guidance is correct as of 3 April 2020.