Adult safeguarding elearning


The adult safeguarding elearning resource produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) demonstrates how safeguarding issues can develop and ways of dealing with them. Read more »

Adult safeguarding for housing staff


This guidance published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence aims to improve communication and joint working between housing staff and their safeguarding partners, particularly local authority social care staff with safeguarding responsibilities. Read more »

Feeling Safe, Keeping Safe

These practical guidelines, published by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner, explore what secondary schools can do to keep their students safe from harm. They are drawn from the experience of six schools judged to have done exceptional work in this field. Read more »

How safe are our children? 2014


This report published by the NSPCC sets out 20 different indicators which explore the question of ‘how safe are our children?’ from a different perspective. It also includes a section summarising the factors that influence a child’s risk of abuse or neglect. Read more »

Protecting adults at risk in London: Good practice resource


This online resource will help people who work in adult social care to carry out their responsibilities to safeguard adults at risk. Although the resource focuses on London, it will be of interest to a wider audience. Read more »

Safe Places: Staying safe in your community

Safe Places is a community safety scheme in Somerset which aims to help vulnerable adults with learning disabilities deal with any situation that makes them feel scared, threatened, at risk or confused when they’re out in the community. Read more »

Transforming care: A national response to Winterbourne View Hospital

This report sets out a programme of action to transform services so that vulnerable people no longer live inappropriately in hospitals and are cared for properly. Read more »

Whistleblowing helpline

The whistleblowing helpline is an independent, confidential, free phone service for staff and organisations working within the NHS and social care sector. It is provided by Mencap and commissioned by the Department of Health. Read more »