May 2019

This section provides information about how to use this Multi-Agency Policies and Procedures (MAPP) site.

Contents

Finding your way around this Resource

This site is structured into different sections. On the home page there are three main buttons:

  • SAB Procedures – which contains policies, procedures and practice guidance for multi-agency staff in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland;
  • Getting the most out of the MAPP – which provides links to this How to Use this MAPP page, and sections within this page: Register with Us and Latest Amendments;
  • Other Safeguarding Sites – which contains links to Leicester SAB and Leicestershire and Rutland SAB websites and the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Safeguarding Children’s Boards procedures;

When you are in the SAB Procedures section, there are a number of tabs on the left side of the screen (when viewed on a computer):

  • Contents contains the policies, procedures and practice guidance chapters. These are divided into sections which can be viewed by clicking on the arrow on the right of ‘Contents’;
  • Resources provides a range of relevant supporting information (see also below). The different sections can also be viewed by clicking on the arrow on the right of ‘Resources’;
  • Contact contains local contact details for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland teams, services and partner organisations. It also has a contact form, for you to send a message to the single point of contact: the Leicestershire and Rutland Safeguarding Adult Board Manager, who oversees the coordination of the MAPP, should you have any comments or suggestions.

Accessibility Options

This site has a number of different options to aide online reading. When you are on the home page, choose ‘Accessibility’ drop down menu on the right side of the screen. There is large text, green, blue or pink backgrounds, yellow text on a black background or you can return to the default setting. You can use large text with any of the other options.

In addition, the site is designed to be accessible for users of text only and screen reader software programs which allow blind or visually impaired users to read the text that is displayed on the computer screen with a speech synthesizer or braille display. Our content is consistently structured, including headings, which makes using the software on our site easier. Also, when viewed though screen reader software, every page has a ‘Skip to main content’ link which allows software users to go straight to the main content of that page instead of receiving the full navigation options every time. Please share this information with blind or visually impaired colleagues.

Using the MAPP on Mobile Phones and Tablets

This resource works well on internet enabled mobile phones and tablets by typing in this link http://www.llradultsafeguarding.co.uk/ in the internet address bar. When used on a mobile phone, the website will immediately convert into a mobile phone friendly version, where the tabs sit behind the Menu button. If it does not work straightaway, tap on the refresh circle in the address bar.

If your phone or tablet has a reader option (it may be an ‘R’ or say ‘Reader’ in the address bar, you may have to install it), tap on it and it will convert the text into a more easy to read version for phones or tablets.

Resources

The Resources section contains a number of links and documents to support information in the MAPP chapters. It includes:

For ease of use, if you can open this site in two tabs next to each other you can click on the Resources section to consult related resources without leaving the chapter you are reading.

If there are any documents or links you would added to this section, please let the Leicestershire and Rutland SAB Board Manager know via the Contact Form.

Amendments

Please contact the Leicestershire and Rutland SAB Manager if you would like to suggest amendments to chapters or add a new chapter in the MAPP. Any existing chapters you wish to amend must be copied into Word and amended using track changes. See Making Changes to Chapters for information about how to make the changes in the way we require.

With each revised edition of your MAPP, we indicate which chapters are new or have been revised. This information is available in the table below and at the top of each relevant chapter.

May 2019

Chapter title Detail
Amended chapters
Types and Patterns of Abuse and Neglect Section 6.4, Financial or material abuse has been amended to add a link to Friends Against Scams website published by National Trading Standards.
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards The information in this chapter was amended and reduced.
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Vulnerable Adult Risk Management (VARM) This chapter has been amended to include the latest version of the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Vulnerable Adult Risk Management (VARM) Guidance (April 2019).
Making Safeguarding Personal This chapter was amended to add Section 2, Dignity, Compassion and Respect.
New chapters
Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) This chapter provides information about the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) process which is a local multi-agency meeting aimed at protecting victims of domestic abuse, stalking and ‘honour’ based violence through a range of multi-agency interventions.
Homelessness This section outlines the vulnerability to abuse of people who are homeless.
Equality, Diversity and Human Rights This chapter outlines the main issues in relation to equality, diversity and human rights which should be applied when implementing safeguarding adults procedures and processes, as well as all other aspects of providing care and support services to adults.

Date of Next Planned Revision

This MAPP is usually updated every six months. The next version of this MAPP resource, therefore, will be available in November 2019.

Search

On the home screen, type in the word or phrase you are looking for in the ‘Search’ facility and press ‘Enter’. It will bring up a list of all the chapters where it appears. Click on the one you want. The word / phrase will remain highlighted in the chapter. If you want to narrow down your search add ” around the word or phrase, for example “safeguarding”.

If you want to search for specific text within a chapter or a pdf document, you can also press ‘Ctrl’ and ‘f’ together. A box will appear in the top right of your screen. Type in the word / phrase you want to find and press ‘Enter’. The number of times it appears in the chapter will be displayed next to your word. Use the up and down arrows next to it to find all the references.

Register with LLR MAPP

We recommend you ‘Register with Us‘. This enables us to notify you that your MAPP resource has been updated, which is usually every six months. By submitting this information, you will only receive email notifications from us in relation to MAPP updates and your information will not be given to any third parties.

Printing

The MAPP has been designed to be used as an online resource. It is easier to update a web based manual, and version control is very effectively managed. Reducing or eliminating printing cuts costs, as well as preserving valuable resources.

If you print a chapter, to take to a meeting for example, please note it will have a water mark stating it is valid for 72 hours only and the date it was printed. Whilst the MAPP is usually revised every six months, there may be occasions when it is updated urgently as a result of a Safeguarding Adults Review or inspection recommendation, so it is important to be sure that you are using the most recent copy. That is why we recommend that if you have to print a chapter, you no longer refer to it after that time.

Click here to view Guide to Printing Procedures.

Copyright

The chapter content of this MAPP can be accessed, downloaded and printed unchanged, on a temporary basis. Any content printed or downloaded may not be sold, licensed, transferred, copied or reproduced in part or in whole in any manner or format without the prior written permission of Policy Partners Project Ltd.