Safeguarding is defined as "protecting an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect".

It is about people and organisations working together to prevent and stop both the risks and experience of abuse or neglect, while at the same time making sure that the adult’s wellbeing is promoted including, where appropriate, having regard to their views, wishes, feelings and beliefs in deciding on any action.

This must recognise that adults sometimes have complex interpersonal relationships and may be ambivalent, unclear or unrealistic about their personal circumstances.

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) is a leading improvement support agency and independent charity, working with the care and support sector in the UK.

They provide information and co-produce work with people who use services and carers


Preventing abuse through community cohesion, communication and good practice.

Independent life after long term abuse within the family.

Dignity and respect animated storyboard


Policy and procedures

Download policies, procedures and guidance on all Safeguarding topics.

Capability framework

This framework work was developed by Learn to Care and the National Centre for Post Qualifying Social Work at Bournemouth University and is copyrighted to them.

We have adopted the framework with the permission of the copyright holders for all staff and care organisations in Oldham.

For individuals/organisations outside Oldham, permission to use the framework/purchase arrangements must be sought from the National Centre for Post Qualifying Social Work at Bournemouth University.

Oldham Safeguarding Adults Board (OASB)


Elected Members