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Current services in relation to need

Adults :: Safeguarding :: Current services in relation to need

Medway Council Adult Social Care is the lead coordinating agency for safeguarding adults. Joint working with other organisations with safeguarding responsibilities is essential. These agencies include National health Services (NHS), independent (private and voluntary) social and health care providers, housing providers, the police, the Crown prosecution Service (CPS), the Probation Service and the Benefits Agency. Over the last 3 years there has been investment of safeguarding services within the NHS. This has resulted within the Kent & Medway Cluster Primary Care Trust, the identification of nominated safeguarding adults lead oficers with responsibility for Medway, East and West Kent, and within this team there are also specialist advisors for care homes and domestic abuse. In Medway, both Medway Community HealthCare and Medway Foundation NHS Trust have nominated Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults leads/advisors.