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Guidance and briefing notes

There are a number of briefing notes that have been developed or shared by TWSP, all of which can be found below:


  • Lasting Power of Attorney: explaining what a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is, what it can be used for and how to seek advice if your attorney is not acting in the person's best interests,
  • Next of Kin: a briefing note developed to explain the legal context of a next of kin, including their legal rights, and how to links to a Lasting Power of Attorney.
  • Power of Attorney: highlighting what a Power of Attorney can be used for, why you might need to appoint an attorney and their responsibilities.
  • Principles of Consent: providing an overview of what constitutes consent, the various forms and how this links with mental capacity.
  • Self Neglect: explaining the signs of self neglect, risk factors and how to seek advice and support.
  • Safeguarding and Wellbeing: information about what safeguarding is and the different types of wellbeing. 
  • Adult Grooming: explaining the signs of adult grooming, how to report it and how to seek advice and suppiort. 
  • Understanding Legislation: the legislation that underpins adult safeguarding in the UK. 
  • Creating Safer Places: Ensuring safeguarding is happening on a grass roots level. 
  • Organisational Abuse: Information about what organisational abuse is within a care setting, and how to report it. 
  • Sport and Activity:  Advise and support regarding adult safeguarding in sport and activity settings.


Download the briefing notes developed following a Learning Review.

  • A Parent's Guide to Internet Controls: a guide developed by National Online Safety, to explain to parents and carers how to protect children and young people from harmful internet content.
  • Are you professionally curious?: following the discretionary MAPPA case review into the murder of Georgia Williams, this poster highlights the areas that could be improved upon, and serves as a reminder for all of our responsibility to safeguarding.
  • Bruising in children: 'Those who don't cruise, rarely bruise' poster, to highlight patterns of bruises which may be suggestive of abuse.
  • Core Groups: briefing note outlining what Core Groups are, their purpose, the roles of agencies and expectations for the meetings.
  • Keeping children safe in sport: posters released by the National Working Group (NWG) to share awareness of how to keep children safe in sport.
  • Online gaming: a variety of briefing notes designed to raise awarenss of potential safeguarding issues within online games.
  • Respect Yourself: everything young people need to know about sex, contraception and staying safe in Telford and Wrekin.
  • Safe Places: 'I am me, and I deserve to be safe' contains information for children and parents about the Safe Places programme, including people to go to if a child feels unsafe.
  • What's the bigger picture?: a reminder to all that when dealing with incidents where both the victim and offender are children, it is important to look at the bigger picture.

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