Making Safeguarding Personal (MSP) is a sector led initiative which aims to develop an outcomes focus to safeguarding work, and a range of responses to support people to improve or resolve their circumstances. It is about engaging with people about the outcomes they want at the beginning and middle of working with them, and then ascertaining the extent to which those outcomes were realised at the end.

The work is supported by ADSS, the LGA and other national partners. The programme reports to the Towards Excellence in Adult Social Care Programme Board.

MSP seeks to achieve:

  • A personalised approach that enables safeguarding to be done with, not to, people
  • Practice that focuses on achieving meaningful improvement to people's circumstances rather than just on ‘investigation' and ‘conclusion'
  • An approach that utilises social work skills rather than just ‘putting people through a process'
  • An approach that enables practitioners, families, teams and SABs to know what difference has been made

More details and all publications are held on the LGA website