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Safeguarding adults policies, procedures and forms

Please note - the following information is aimed at professionals, such as social care workers, nurses etc.  If you're a member of the public who wants to report suspected abuse of an adult you need to contact the Blackburn with Darwen Safeguarding Adults Team on (01254) 585949 from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.  In an emergency out of normal office hours contact the Emergency Duty Team on (01254) 587547, or contact the Police on (01254) 51212 or dial 999. 

There's more information about safeguarding adults in Blackburn with Darwen on the main safeguarding adults page.

Blackburn with Darwen safeguarding adults policies, procedures and forms

The Pan Lancashire & Cumbria partnership of Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Lancashire and Cumbria have launched an online safeguarding adults policies and procedures manual which has been developed in conjunction with a host organisation Tri-X. 

The manual is primarily policy and procedures. However, it also includes information and useful links about adult safeguarding processes. 

The online manual provides access to a shared approach to adult safeguarding across the four areas, including consistent language and commonly used terms. The manual is also linked to local protocols and external sources of information and guidance. 

The manual is for the whole adult workforce and aims to promote multi-agency working and provide information about how to safeguarding adults 'at risk' of abuse or neglect and provides guidance to enable practitioners to respond appropriately to adult safeguarding concerns. 

The manual will be regularly updated to reflect ongoing developments in local policy and regional and national guidance.

You can access the manual by clicking this link:

Further information is also available on the Local Safeguarding Adults website for Blackburn with Darwen:

Other useful documents

SA1 safeguarding adults alert form
BwD Adult Safeguarding procedures

Guidance for employers 


To report incidents to the Care Quality Commission click here

For guidance on referring unsuitable persons to the Disclosure and Barring Service visit this website:


If you have any queries about the safeguarding adults policies, procedures and forms contact the Safeguarding Adults Team on (01254) 585949 from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

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