Adult Safeguarding Improvement Tool

The improvement tool has been used as a means of self-assessment and in numerous peer challenges.


The characteristics of a well-performing and ambitious partnership are described, particularly in relation to the three key partners in safeguarding adults: the council, NHS and Police.

Based on the Adult Safeguarding Standards, it was refreshed in March 2015 in partnership with:

  • Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)
  • Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) 
  • NHS Confederation 
  • NHS Clinical Commissioners