Wales Interim Policy and Procedures for the Protection of Vulnerable Adults from Abuse (January 2013)

(Please note this section of the website is hosted by the SSIA, and is maintained by the 4 forums across Wales who protect vulnerable adults.  If you have any queries or need to report a concern please contact the relevant POVA co-ordinator HERE)

Welcome to the Wales Policy and Procedures for the Protection of Vulnerable Adults from Abuse.

This manual is intended to guide the safeguarding work of all those concerned with the welfare of vulnerable adults employed in the statutory, third (voluntary) and private sectors, in health, social care, the police and other services. The manual was commissioned by the chairs of the four regional Adult Protection Fora in Wales to replace four regional documents. Representatives of the Fora, plus the Police, came together to identify and draw together into one document the best of the existing four documents and to update and refine the available material. A draft version was issued for consultation and responses were received from a wide range of organisations and individuals. Amendments were made in the light of their corrections and suggestions. A further version was provided in January 2013 which contained minor updates and additional resource material.

Please find below an Easy Read version:

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