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Safeguarding adults: a consultation on the review of the ‘No Secrets’ guidance

  • Launch date:
    16 October 2008
  • Closing date:
    31 January 2009
  • Creator/s:
    Department of Health
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  • Outcome published:
    17 July 2009

The Department of Health, the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice have launched the national consultation on the review of the No Secrets guidance. Minister for Care Services; Phil Hope MP said: 'This consultation paper is about learning. It is about how we as a society learn to empower people - both the public and the professionals - to identify risk and manage risk. It is about how we empower people to say no to abusive situations and criminal behaviour. It is about locating safeguarding in the wider agenda of choice and control. It is about recognising safeguarding as everyone's business. It is about identifying the tools we need for better safeguarding.'

The consultation is for everyone - it has questions for social workers, and housing officers, for police officers and for lawyers. It has questions for members of the public and for service users.

We would welcome your views: page 52 contains a summary of consultation questions. Please send your comments via email by 31 January 2009 to the No Secrets Review team.

There is an easy-read version of the document and an easy-read answer booklet. You can type your answers and print them if you have the right version of the Adobe Reader program (version 8.0).

If you are unable to respond electronically, please send your response to:

Lucy Bonnerjea
Department of Health
Wellington House
133–155 Waterloo Road
London SE1 8UG

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