4LSAB Policies and Procedures

The Safeguarding Adults Boards of Southampton, Hampshire, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight, known as the 4LSAB’s, have jointly developed  local multi-agency policies and guidqance which set out how local agencies will work together. The Policy and Guidance was published in May 2015, and subsequently updated in December 2016, in line with changes to the Care Act (2014) Care and statutory guidance. The full document can be accessed below:
 4LSAB Multi Agency Safeguarding Adults Policy and Guidance – Revised December 2016
Please use the links below to view seperate sections of the policy:



Section 1 – Multi-Agency Safeguarding Adult Policy

Section 2 – Safeguarding Duties (Section 42 Enquiries)

Section 3 – Local Guidance and Resources

Section 4 – National Guidance and Policies


Quick Reference Guides:

Section 2 – Type of concern and Safeguarding Activity

Section 2 – Section 42 Safeguarding Enquiry Process Decision Making Tree

Section 2 – Safeguarding Process

Section 2 – Quick Guide for Providers of care and health Services

Section 2 – Quick Guide for Alerters and Referrers

Section 2 – Model For Proportinate Responses

Section 2 – Mental Capacity Act 2005

Section 3 – Point 115 Appendix A Suggested criteria for placing cautions or suspending placements

Section 3 – Point 116 Appendix A Summary of key actions at each stage of the multi agency risk management process

Section 3 – Point 116 Appendix B Legal and Policy Content

Section 3 – Point 116 Appendix C Example of a process for managing high risk cases

4LSAB Allegations Management Guidance 2016

4LSAB Multi Agency Risk Management Framework

Southampton multiagency risk assessment panels



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