Slough Safeguarding Adults Partnership

Supporting adults who self-neglect: Multi agency protocol and practice guidance

This interagency protocol has been developed and co-produced by partners across Slough Safeguarding Partnership.

Self Neglect Protocol and Practice Guidance

The aim of the protocol is to serve as a guide and toolkit for professionals and agencies to be more consistent in the way in which we jointly identify, assess and coordinate support and reduce risks that arise for adults who self-neglect.

This guidance should be read in conjunction with the Slough Hoarding Protocol and the Slough framework for multi-agency working with those who do not access services.

This guidance has also been developed in line with the Berkshire Safeguarding Adults Policies and Procedures

The section on self-neglect can be found at Slough Procedures and Appendixes (

NEW for 2023:  A friends and family leaflet

Slough Safeguarding Partnership has worked with SBC Co-Production network to produce a simplified leaflet for friends and family members to help people who may be self neglecting.  The leaflet can be found here.

This leaflet aims to help friends and family members to identify if someone they care about may be self neglecting, and to know what to do to help them.  It also contains details of helpful organisations and a contact for Slough Adult Care Services. 

This leaflet is based on the Self Neglect Protocol.

Useful Links

If you are worried about an adult at risk of abuse or neglect

Call 01753 475111 or email

Safeguarding Training video

The Safeguarding Partnership has produced a video about Safeguarding basics during COVID-19.  Click on this Link to access.

National helplines

Samaritans: 116 123
Domestic Violence Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Mind: 0300 123 3393
Age UK: 0800 169 6565

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Video for those volunteering in Slough on THIS LINK

Video for those volunteering and new to safeguarding on THIS LINK