Legislation, Local and National Policies and Procedures which Relate to Safeguarding Adults


The Mental Capacity Act (2005)

The Care Act (2014)

The Equality Act (2010)

The Human Rights Act (1998)

Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003

The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act (2014)

The Data Protection Act (1998)

The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974)

Regulations must include:

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard Regulations (DoLS)

National policies and procedures must include:

The Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice

No Secrets: Guidance on developing and implementing multi-agency policies and procedures to protect vulnerable adults from abuse (2000)

The Female Genital Mutilation Multi-agency practice guidelines

Abiding by the requirements of the Disclosure and Barring Service,

Local policies and procedures in the local Authority

West Yorkshire Joint Multi-agency Safeguarding of Adults policy (Procedures for Calderdale, Kirklees and Bradford all available online)

West Yorkshire Online Safeguarding Children Procedures: http://westyorkscb.proceduresonline.com/chapters/contents.html

Use to answer question 10.4a of the Care Certificate

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