Safeguarding vulnerable adults through better commissioning: a discussion paper for commissioners of adult social care

Based on a review of the existing literature and IPC’s own experience in working with local authorities reviewing their safeguarding procedures, this discussion paper looks at the relationship between personalisation, safeguarding and commissioning.

It highlights some of the key overlaps and tensions which face those commissioning adult social care and goes on to discuss a number of considerations for commissioners looking to contract services, including the types of support and advice required to enable people to make informed decisions and good practice in relationship to aligning and integrating personalisation and adult safeguarding policies and procedures.

Yorkshire and the Humber Joint Improvement Partnership
Institute of Public Care, Oxford Brookes University