Department of Health and Social Care: Pressure ulcers — safeguarding adults protocol

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This guidance assists practitioners and managers across health and care organisations to provide caring, speedy and appropriate responses to individuals at risk of developing pressure ulcers.

Where pressure ulcers do occur this guidance offers a clear process for the clinical management of the removal and reduction of harm to the individual, whilst considering if an adult safeguarding response under section 42 of the Care Act 2014 is necessary. The guidance demonstrates that the focus on removing harm to the individual will usually be secured by speedy clinical intervention. 

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