Making Safeguarding Personal Outcomes Framework project: summary report 2018/19

The Making Safeguarding Personal Outcomes Framework (MSPOF) was developed to provide a means of promoting and measuring practice that supports an outcomes focus and person led approach to safeguarding adults. 

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The framework aims to inform practitioners, teams, councils, Safeguarding Adults Boards (SABs) and their partners regarding the extent to which they are making a difference to the safety of people who are at risk of, or who have suffered, abuse or neglect in their area.

It is hoped that the framework will enable councils and SABs to better identify how practice is impacting on outcomes, indicate areas for improvement, enable bench marking and share best practice and learning.

The report provides a rationale for the questions as well as guidance about gathering the data. The framework itself consists of seven questions, including the MSP voluntary return that is part of the annual data collection process undertaken by NHS Digital. The framework was endorsed by the ADASS Executive and LGA in June 2018 and publicised in the ADASS Bulletin in July 2018.