This is a joint protocol between the Greenwich Safeguarding Adults Board and Greenwich Safeguarding Children’s [Board] Partnership. To ensure that children’s needs are prioritised and they are safeguarded from abuse and harm, and that adults at risk who may be vulnerable to harm from children or anyone else are also protected.
All agencies have a duty to safeguard adults and children at risk of abuse, to recognise the signs of abuse and to take action where abuse is reported.
This protocol therefore, is to ensure effective and timely referrals between all adult and children’s services, including the transition between children’s and adults’ services and to promote good practice in multi-agency working. This protocol respects an adult at risk’s right to live free from abuse with dignity, autonomy, privacy and equity.