December 2018

This section provides a summary of how to use this online Trafford Strategic Safeguarding Board Adult Policies, Procedures and Practice (APPP) site, its supporting resources and main features.


Finding your way around this Site

This site is structured into different sections. On the home page there are three main buttons:

  • SAB Procedures – which contains policies, procedures and practice guidance for multi-agency staff in Trafford;
  • Useful Links – which contains links to a number of key local websites;
  • Legislation and National Guidance which contains links to key legislation and national statutory and best practice guidance.

When you are in the SAB Procedures section, there are a number of tabs on the left side of the screen (when viewed on a computer):

  • Contents contains the policies, procedures and practice guidance chapters. These are divided into sections which can be viewed by clicking on the arrow on the right of ‘Contents’;
  • Resources provides a range of relevant supporting information (see also below). The different sections can also be viewed by clicking on the arrow on the right of ‘Resources’;
  • Contact contains local contact details for Trafford teams, services and partner organisations. It also has a contact form, for you to send a message to the Trafford Strategic Safeguarding Board, who oversee the coordination of this APPP, should you have any comments or suggestions.

Accessibility Options

This manual has a number of different options to aide online reading. When you are on the home page, choose ‘Accessibility’ drop down menu on the right side of the screen. There is large text, green, blue or pink backgrounds, yellow text on a black background or you can return to the default setting. You can use large text with any of the other options.

In addition, the site is designed to be accessible for users of text only and screen reader software programs which allow blind or visually impaired users to read the text that is displayed on the computer screen with a speech synthesizer or braille display. Our content is consistently structured, including headings, which makes using the software on our site easier. Also, when viewed though screen reader software, every page has a ‘Skip to main content’ link which allows software users to go straight to the main content of that page instead of receiving the full navigation options every time. Please share this information with blind or visually impaired colleagues.

Using the APPP Resource on Mobile Phones and Tablets

This resource works well on internet enabled mobile phones and tablets by typing in the weblink in the internet address bar. When used on a mobile phone, the website will immediately convert into a mobile phone friendly version, where the tabs sit behind the Menu button. If it does not work straightaway, tap on the refresh circle in the address bar.

If your phone or tablet has a reader option (it may be an ‘R’ or say ‘Reader’ in the address bar, you may have to install it), tap on it and it will convert the text into a more easy to read version for phones or tablets.


The Resources section contains a number of links and documents to supplement the information in the chapters. It includes:

For ease of use, if you can open this website in two tabs next to each other you can click on the Resources section to consult related resources without leaving the chapter you are reading.

If there are any documents or links you would added to this section, please let your local lead for this resource know, via the Contact Form.


The chapter you wish to amend must be copied into Word and amended using track changes. See Making Changes to Chapters for information about how to make amendments in the way we require. It is vital that we are able to see what specific alterations you want us to make; following these instructions is really important, as we don’t want to have to ask you to do it again!

With each revised edition of this TSSB APPP, we indicate which chapters are new or have been updated. This information is available in the table below and at the top of each relevant chapter.

December 2018

Chapter title Details
Amended chapters
Categories of Abuse and Neglect Section 2.5, Financial or material abuse was updated to include a link to Friends against Scams, a website published by Trading Standards.
Making Safeguarding Personal This chapter has been amended to update references and links.
Modern Slavery  This chapter was amended to update references and links, and includes information from Modern Slavery: A Council Guide as linked at the top of the chapter.
Data Protection Act 2018 This chapter was updated to reflect the commencement of the Data Protection Act 2018
Safeguarding Children  This chapter has been amended to reflect the revised Working Together to Safeguard Children statutory guidance, which was published in July 2018.
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards  Section 8, Relevant Person’s Representative was amended as a result of recent case law. The Court of Protections approved the use of general visitors to act as Rule 3A Representatives when there is no one else – such as family members or advocates – available to act for the person who is the subject of the proceedings.
No Recourse to Public Funds This chapter was amended to update the link to the revised practice guidance for local authorities in assessing and supporting adults who have no recourse to public funds, as above. Further information has also been added
Safeguarding Adults Data Returns This chapter has been updated in relation to links and references.
Pressure Areas and Safeguarding  This chapter was amended to include a link to Safeguarding Adults Protocol: Pressure Ulcers and the interface with a Safeguarding Enquiry published by the Department of Health and Social Care, as above.
Dementia: Practice Guidance This chapter has been amended to add a link to Greater Manchester Police’s Herbert Protocol, which provides information about what to do when someone with dementia goes missing. A link was also added to Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers published by NICE.
New chapters
Equality, Diversity and Human Rights in a Safeguarding Context  This chapter outlines the main issues in relation to equality, diversity and human rights which should be applied when implementing safeguarding adults procedures and process, as well as all other aspects of providing care and support services to adults.
Dignity, Compassion and Respect  This chapter outlines the main principles required to ensure adults involved in the safeguarding process are treated with dignity, compassion and respect.
The Mental Health Act 1983  This chapter provides an introduction and basic details of the most commonly known and used sections of the MHA and outlines the amendments made in 2007.
County Lines: Criminal Exploitation of Children and Adults This chapter is a summary of the County Lines guidance, published by the Home Office.
Also: Trafford Safeguarding Adults Board and Trafford Safeguarding Children Board have been changed to Trafford Strategic Safeguarding Board.

Date of Next Revision

This APPP is usually updated every six months, although this may change depending on local timetables. The next version of the revised TSsB APPP will, therefore, be available in June 2019.


Type in the word or phrase you are looking for in the ‘Search’ facility and press ‘Enter’. It will bring up a list of all the chapters where it appears. Click on the one you want. The word / phrase will remain highlighted in the chapter. If you want to narrow down the focus of your search, type ” around the word: for example “safeguarding”.

If you want to search for specific text within a chapter or a pdf document, you can also press ‘Ctrl’ and ‘f’ together. A box will appear in the top right of your screen. Type in the word / phrase you want to find and press ‘Enter’. The number of times it appears in the chapter will be displayed next to your word. Use the up and down arrows next to it to find all the references.


The TSSB APPP has been designed to be used as an online resource. It is easier to update a web based facility, and version control is very effectively managed. Reducing or eliminating printing cuts costs, as well as preserving valuable resources.

If you print a chapter, to take to a meeting for example, please note it will have a water mark stating it is valid for 72 hours only and the date it was printed. Whilst APPPs are usually updated every six months, there may be occasions when it is updated urgently as a result of a Safeguarding Adults Review or inspection recommendation, so it is important to be sure that you are using the most recent copy. That is why we recommend that if you have to print a chapter, you no longer refer to it after that time.


The chapter content in this resource can be accessed, downloaded and printed unchanged, on a temporary basis. Any content printed or downloaded may not be sold, licensed, transferred, copied or reproduced in part or in whole in any manner or format without the prior written permission of Policy Partners Project Ltd.