Adult Safeguarding Hub

The FFLM, supported by NHS E&I, has run two courses (spring and autumn) on the Forensic Aspects of Adult Safeguarding in 2021 to support experienced practitioners who are keen to learn or improve their skills in documenting injuries and writing reports for the purposes of an adult safeguarding enquiry. A Forensic Adult Safeguarding Group has been established and at the first meeting in May developed the following terms of reference:

  • To provide time for discussion of cases in a relaxed, nonthreatening environment.
  • To share professional experience.
  • To review cases to ensure appropriate evidence-based management.
  • To view photo-documentation accompanying the case presentation.
  • To provide an opportunity for emotional support.
  • To provide training for clinicians
  • To help identify areas for additional training for the group and/or individuals concerned.
  • To stimulate ideas for audit and/or research

Resources as below are being developed for those who are involved in, or may be interested in, this field of practice to support collaborative working in this area of practice.

Recommended Reading

Useful FFLM Publications

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30 May 2013

Proforma – Body diagrams

11 January 2022

Proforma – Examination of adult complainant of domestic violence

3 May 2020

Recommendations – Child Safeguarding: Information Sharing Guidance for Healthcare Professionals working in Police Custody

11 October 2020

Recommendations – Forensic clinicians as witnesses in criminal proceedings

12 January 2022

Recommendations for the Collection of Forensic Specimens from Complainants and Suspects

12 January 2022

Recommendations for the Collection of Forensic Specimens from Complainants and Suspects – the evidence

3 February 2020

PICS Working Group Guidelines on Photography

External Safeguarding Resources