Seeking to influence policy is a critical part of what we do. With the growing divergence between the nations of the UK on adult protection it is critical that we maintain an overview and seek to influence what is happening. We need a consistency across the UK about how people in vulnerable situations are protected and we need to ensure that the postcode lottery approach does not relate to abuse protection.
Our policy work includes establishing dialogue between nations so that we can encourage the development of the very best of good practice, at grass roots practitioner level. It also includes challenging, questioning and guiding statutory and other agencies so that we can be satisfied that people everywhere can be assured of safeguarding and protection when they need it.