Safeguarding Adults Framework

The Safeguarding Adults Framework has been developed by multi-agency partners of the Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership in consultation with a number of organisations across Suffolk.

It's a handy tool that aims to assist practitioners and their organisations with a common understanding of indicators of abuse. It will help identify the abuse type and what, if any, interventions are required (such as reporting a safeguarding concern), and can be used at any time.

Access the full Framework here

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we've also created an addendum to the full framework which covers COVID specific safeguarding concerns.

Access the COVID-19 Framework Addendum here

Free resources

Mini guides

To request a copy of the printed Framework mini guide, please use the contact us page here. Scroll down to 'find out more and place an order'.


A short, informative e-learning module open to all organisations guiding you through the Framework document, giving practical examples of how to apply it. The link for the course is below.


Order copies of our leaflet (view the leaflet here) or simply print and display in work places. An eye catching prompt to direct professionals to the Framework, along with an easy access QR code that takes you straight to the Framework. To request copies, please use our contact us page here