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The initial evaluation

The initial evaluation builds on the accuracy and factual screening to decide what action should be taken to support and protect the adult at risk . This is achieved by collecting, reviewing and collating information obtained from the adult at risk, and/or practitioners who know the adult and carers during the s.126 enquiries .

The way in which evaluation takes place is at social services discretion.

Social services should ensure the following are addressed when considering the information for evaluation: