Information for professionals

Making an interagency adults safeguarding referral

If you are a professional you must complete an interagency adults safeguarding referral form.

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Alternatively you can email or ring the Adult Safeguarding Service on 0300 1231 116 (option 3) for advice. You should receive a written response to your referral.

The Home Office is currently raising awareness and encouraging reporting of modern day slavery and human trafficking and has produced some promotional material for local authorities and partner agencies to use in order to raise public awareness and encourage reporting of potential victims.

It is estimated that there were 10,000 - 13,000 victims of modern slavery in the UK in 2013, but only 1,746 potential victims were referred to the National Referral Mechanism in the same period. In 2015, this figure rose to 3,266 potential victims.

The Conference delivered by our training colleagues at Freebird Associates on Thursday 23 February 2017 was well attended and received positive feedback.  Alex Ruck-Keene delivered a session in the afternoon which was very informative.

There was a presentation by Chris Parish, the Adult Safeguarding Lead,  and presentation by Dr Lindsey Pike who is a Senior Research and Development Officer at RiPfA.

Thank you to those who attended and also to the guest speakers.

This 12 minute film is designed to help paid and voluntary staff who support vulnerable adults understand safeguarding and the role that they play.