Working together to safeguard adults with care and support needs

Other useful websites


The City of York Safeguarding Adults Board are keen to ensure that people can access information about safeguarding adults that is produced at a National level. Clicking on the links below will take you to other websites that host information about safeguarding adults at a National Level.

The Care Act 2014 modernises and consolidates the law on adult care in England into one statute and has been described as the biggest change to the law in 60 years. Key changes include the introduction of national eligibility criteria and a right to independent advocacy.

Implementation of the Care Act 2014 is supported by the Statutory Guidance that was published in October 2014.

The Social Care Institute for excellence (SCIE) is the leading improvement support agency and an independent charity working with adults’, families’ and children's care and support services across the UK. SCIE works closely with related services such as health care and housing to improve the lives of people who use care services by sharing knowledge about what works. This includes a series of developments in the area of safeguarding adults.

ADASS is the association of directors of adult social services in England.  ADASS is  a charity and the association aims to further the interests of people in need of social care by promoting high standards of social care services and influencing the development of social care legislation and policy.  The membership is drawn from serving directors of adult social care employed by local authorities.  Associate members are past directors and our wider membership includes deputy and assistant directors

The Local Government Association are a politically-led, cross-party organisation that works on behalf of councils to ensure local government has a strong, credible voice with national government. We aim to influence and set the political agenda on the issues that matter to councils so they are able to deliver local solutions to national problems

The Department of Health (DH) helps people to live better for longer. We lead, shape and fund health and care in England, making sure people have the support, care and treatment they need, with the compassion, respect and dignity they deserve