Following the recommendations of the Making Safeguarding Personal (MSP) Temperature check, in 2017/18 RiPfA and IPC were commissioned by ADASS, on behalf of the LGA CHIP programme, to work with stakeholders and a small group of local authorities to develop an MSP outcomes framework that built on local best practice, utilised existing data collection and included qualitative and quantitative information. Members of both the ADASS performance, standards and informatics policy network and the ADASS adult safeguarding policy network have been involved in the Task and Finish group, which has acted as a stakeholder group for the project.

The Making Safeguarding Personal (MSP) Outcomes Framework Final Report (May 2018) describes the work done between November 2017 and April 2018 and the Making Safeguarding Personal Outcomes Framework will be used to drive the next phase of this work during 2018/19. This includes publishing the report and framework and disseminating them to Directors of Adult Social Services (DASSs) and Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) Chairs, inviting them to use and test the MSP Outcomes Framework during 2018/19, and then review progress at the end of the year.

The MSP Outcomes Framework aims to enable Directors and SABs to understand what difference they are making in helping people to keep safe, assess progress in implementing Making Safeguarding Personal and compare themselves with each other.

It is hoped that use of the framework will enable councils and SABs across England to better identify how practice is impacting on outcomes, indicate areas for improvement, enable benchmarking using LG Inform and other reports and share best practice learning. The experience of using the framework in 2018/19 will inform whether further development is required.