New multi agency policy and procedures from April 2019

We are changing safeguarding practice

Over the last year we have been reviewing our multi-agency policy and procedures.

We have sought to hear from as many people as possible about where we could improve and how we could work better together. This includes, for the first time, listening to citizens about what good practice looks like and feels like for them.

The revised multi-agency policy and procedures will be launched on 1st April 2019. Key to the Leeds Approach is the principle, ‘Talk to me, Hear my voice’ – that will help to ensure we maintain a focus on the person, their wishes and desired outcomes.

Our new approach is to build our policy and procedures around citizen perspectives, within which we have included citizen-led guidance (PDF 6MB) for practitioners, to help us to be focused on people’s experience of the support they receive.

Watch the Touchstone Safeguarding Group's video introduction to these proceduresExternal link.

We have included here a briefing note of the changes, together with copies of the policy and procedures so that people can become familiar with the upcoming changes.