Adult safeguarding resources

Policies and strategies

See Safeguarding Adults Board Resources for our policies and strategies.


Government leafet on "Safegarding is Everyone's Business" can be found here

Good practice

The Social Care Institute for Excellence provides a good range of resources online – including Safeguarding TV and multi-agency policy:

Safeguarding legislation

Developing Together - Social Work Teaching Partnership

We are involved in a unique Social Work Teaching Partnership with seven local authorities, two voluntary sector agencies and an academic partner, Kingston University.  The Partnership has received government funding to develop and test new and innovative approaches to Social Work qualifying education and continuing professional development programmes.  As a result, a significant number of Social Work practitioners from across the Partnership are involved in Kingston University’s Social Work programmes, delivering or co-delivering lectures, workshops and seminars.

Practitioners from across the Partnership also work alongside those with lived experience of social care as part of ‘Create the Curriculum’ events, to contribute to the creation and development of the syllabus, ensuring it is always richly informed by practice.

Our Partnership champions collaboration between practice and academia, and we work together across the Partnership to design and enhance continuing professional development opportunities. We recently commissioned a bespoke Coaching and Mentoring course worth thirty academic credits through Kingston University, and have sponsored twenty Social Workers across the Partnership to complete this qualification.

Find out more about our Teaching Partnership.

Infection control in care homes

In response to the Minister of Care request of 14 May 2020, The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames has submitted its planning return. We welcome the opportunity to make our contribution towards this nationwide assessment as we collectively endeavour to support our care homes along with our wider care market, and resolve to maintain the wellbeing of residents and those who care for them throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.  

Letter to Minister of Care 

Data on care home support

Support to providers that the local authority has contracts with £’000s


Domiciliary care

Residential care

Other Provision

Support being offered




Total spent* to date since on supporting providers the local authority has contracts with in response to COVID-19


* Spent = funding or support has already reached providers

Adult Social Care Plan

The COVID-19 pandemic and its ongoing effects have had a significant impact on the borough of Kingston and its residents. The council's response to the pandemic has been rooted in our commitment to protecting Kingston, its people and partnerships. As part of this we have publshed our Adult Social Care COVID-19 Plan