A revision of the key guidance, "No Secrets: Guidance on developing and implementing multi-agency policies and procedures to protect vulnerable adults from abuse", is currently under way. As part of this, a large public consultation took place between
The consultation document asked a large number of questions about how we need to change and develop the "No Secrets" guidance, to strengthen and improve existing safeguarding arrangements for all vulnerable adults, including whether new legislation is needed. The review is also considering how to improve prevention of abuse, and how to assist all people including those who are blind or deaf in making decisions about risks and choice in their lives.
The consultation on safeguarding adults has elicited a huge amount of information, from both service users and professionals which is being considered very carefully by Ministers.