The Multi Agency Risk Management Guidance sets out a co-ordinated, multi-agency response designed to protect adults deemed most at risk to ensure that any significant issues raised are appropriately addressed. It seeks to provide frontline professionals with a framework to facilitate effective working with adults who are at risk; where that risk may lead to significant harm or death and the risks are not effectively managed via other processes or interventions. It is complimentary to and to be used in conjunction with the Safeguarding Adults Multi-Agency Policy & Procedure.
This guidance must only to be used where the adult:
- has the mental capacity to understand the risks posed to them,
- they continue to place themselves at risk of serious harm or death, and
- refuse or are unable to engage with necessary care and support services