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Local Guidance

The Guidance to support agencies and providers to know when to raise a safeguarding concern where medication errors have occurred.

Please find WSP Self-Neglect & Hoarding Strategy, Pathway & Toolkit You may also find more helpful Information on our  Self-Neglect & Hoarding Pages.

Please read the Decision Making Guidance   to support your decision making about whether an adult safeguarding concern should be raised with Walsall Council (Adult Social Care), it does not replace an agency’s own Safeguarding Police or Procedure.

Download our adult safeguarding concern form


To create a transparent/standardised process that sets out how professional disagreements should be dealt with between partner agencies, disagreements should be resolved quickly, at the earliest possible level, through person-centred discussion between agencies. This FaST Policy  outlines the process to be followed when professionals are unable to agree about what is in the best interests of the adult or child.

Further information can be found on the Professional pages for FaST

The Herbert Protocol is a form that is aimed to try and protect people who suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s.  It can be filled in by carers, family or friends of a person who could do missing at any time.

Herbert Protocol briefing leaflet

The Information Sharing Agreement (ISA) defines the arrangements for processing data between members of the Safeguarding Partnership, to facilitate and govern the efficient, effective and secure sharing of good quality Information for the purposes of complying with our safeguarding obligations and duties for the provision of Safeguarding within Walsall. It also defines the arrangements for safeguarding partners to share information with the Safeguarding Partnership or Business Unit.

West Midlands MARAC Operating Protocol 2019

Operating protocol for Walsall Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) for high risk victims of domestic abuse.

Referral Form for MARAC West Midlands MARAC Referral Form

This Supervision Principles outlines the core principles of effective supervision to which the Walsall Safeguarding Partnership require all relevant and statutory agencies to implement.

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner and partners have launched a new strategy on tackling sexual abuse in the region.

Further details including the strategy document

To access further information on Walsall Pathways and Guidance please refer to the regional pages:

Agencies should use the local SAR Referral Form to contact the Safeguarding Partnership about any serious incidents that they think should be considered for a SAR.

For further information please refer to the following documents:

Local SAR Guidance

Regional Guidance

Local SAR Flow Chart