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Berkshire Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures

The purpose of the Policy and Procedures is to support staff to respond appropriately to all concerns of abuse or neglect they may encounter, providing a consistent response across Berkshire.

Berkshire Multi-Agency Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures has a dedicated website

The Policy and Procedures were adopted by Bracknell, Slough, Reading, West Berkshire, Windsor & Maidenhead and Wokingham in April 2016. They are regularly updated and staff and managers should regularly refer to the on-line version. Staff can sign up to receive email alerts for amendments.

Our vision in Berkshire is that all agencies will work together to prevent and reduce the risk of significant harm to adults at risk of abuse or neglect, whilst supporting individuals to maintain control over their lives and make informed choices without coercion.


The Berkshire Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures are reviewed and amended twice yearly by the Berkshire Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures Group.