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Sussex Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures

Don't turn your back on abuse. Speak up and we will listen.



Welcome to the revised Sussex Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures, edition 4.  This Policy and Procedures replaces edition 3 published July 2016.

The Policy sets out the approach taken to adult safeguarding across Sussex.  The Procedures explain how agencies and individuals should work together to put the Sussex Safeguarding Adults Policy into practice.  They have been updated in accordance with the Care Act 2014 and the Care and Support Statutory Guidance, and should be read in conjunction with these.  The update has taken into account lessons learnt from Safeguarding Adults Reviews, audits and practice.

These Procedures represent the standards for good practice in adult safeguarding in Sussex and have been endorsed by Brighton & Hove, East Sussex and West Sussex Safeguarding Adults Boards.

Our thanks to all those who have contributed their expertise and time in the production of this Policy and Procedures, and all who made comments and gave feedback during the consultation process.


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Graham Bartlett

Independent Chair

Brighton & Hove Safeguarding Adults Board

East Sussex Safeguarding Adults Board

Annie Callanan

Independent Chair

West Sussex Safeguarding Adults Board



How to report suspected abuse or neglect of an adult at risk:

  • Contact Brighton & Hove City Council Adult Social Care on 01273 295555
  • Contact East Sussex Health and Social Care Connect on 0345 60 80 191
  • Contact West Sussex Adult Services on 01243 642121

Download the Policy and Procedures

Click here to download a PDF version of the Sussex Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures. However, please note that these procedures are best used as an online resource where links to relevant sections can be made, and the online version will be updated regularly.  These changes will not be immediately reflected in the PDF version. 

Copyright information

The content of the ‘Sussex Safeguarding Adults Policy & Procedures’ is the property of Brighton & Hove, East Sussex and West Sussex Safeguarding Adults Boards.

It can be downloaded, accessed for reference and used to inform and assist colleagues, carers or adults who may be at risk of abuse or neglect.

The content cannot be used in any way for commercial gain or copied by other agencies or organisations without prior written permission of an authorised representative of the Brighton & Hove, East Sussex or West Sussex Safeguarding Adults Boards. 




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