Safeguarding (1)

MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Safeguarding of adults and children and young people is the responsibility of all statutory agencies. What are you doing to ensure that all police officers, especially those in Safer Neighbourhood Teams are aware of safeguarding issues and can identify those at risk?


Answer for Safeguarding (1)

Answer for Safeguarding (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Please also see my response to MQ 1579/ 2013.

In addition to the information in response to 1579, the Merlin (Missing Persons and Related Linked Indices) system now records vulnerable adults who may be at risk, and staff record and share safeguarding information with statutory partners.

The MPS will work with partners to ensure staff are aware of the principles within Government policies on adult safeguarding and to communicate our role within the forthcoming statutory partnership boards.