Safeguarding adults guidance for pharmacies

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New guidance has been issued by the NSAB support pharmacy involvement in safeguarding adults work. Learning from the Adult N Safeguarding Adults Review, highlighted the important role that pharmacies and their staff can play in safeguarding adults with care and support needs.

This reference guide is aimed at pharmacies operating in Newcastle to support improved understanding and active participation from the sector to safeguard adults. The guide includes an overview of the multi-agency safeguarding adults process, information about Safeguarding Adult Reviews and where further advice, information and training can be sourced.

The guidance was developed by Newcastle City Council, North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board and local pharmacy leads.