Decision details

Safeguarding Children and Adults – Policy and Procedures

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The subject of the decision:


On 1 October 2019 the new Joint Multi-Agency Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedure (West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and City of York) was issued.  The document had been upldated to meet the relevant legislative requirements, including those within the Care Act (2014).  This report presented an updated Safeguarding Children and Adults policy and procedure for consideration.


Alternative options considered:




The reason for the decision:


The new Safeguarding Children and Adults Policy and Procedure complied with safeguarding legislation including the Care Act (2014), the Children and Social Work Act (2017), Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018) and the Mental Capacity Act (2005) including Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.




That Cabinet approves and recommends to Council that the Safeguarding Children and Adults Policy and Procedure attached at Annex 1 of the report be adopted and implemented with immediate effect.

Reason Key: Affects more than 2 wards;

Wards Affected: All Wards;

Other reasons / organisations consulted




Contact: Lisa Wilson, Communites Manager Email:

Report author: Lisa Wilson

Publication date: 15/01/2020

Date of decision: 14/01/2020

Decided at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Cabinet

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