This section covers procedures relating to the roles and responsibilities of practitioners, if the adult at risk requires longer-term actions to protect them from abuse or neglect and/or an investigation process into the case has concluded.
The adult protection conference: the rationale and aims are outlined and the adult protection conference: roles and responsibilities specified including:
attendance of practitioners
practitioners undertaking investigations
frequency of meetings
preparing agency reports
sharing reports with the adult at risk
keeping a record of the adult protection conference.
The adult at risk should participate in the conference so guidance is provided on:
promoting participation at the conference
managing engagement for the adult at risk who does not wish to attend the conference
the person alleged to have caused abuse or neglect.
A key consideration for practitioners is information-sharing and guidance is provided on:
practitioner requests to withhold confidential information
circumstances when information should be disclosed.