Department for Community Based Services

Standards of Practice Online Manual

23.3 Individualized Adult Safety Planning Utilizing the Prevention Plan

Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Department for Community Based Services
Division of Protection and Permanency
Standards of Practice Online Manual
Chapter:
Chapter 23-APS Ongoing Services and Case Planning
Effective:
1/22/2014
Section:
23.3 Individualized Adult Safety Planning Utilizing the Prevention Plan
Version:
2

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Legal Authority/Introduction

LEGAL AUTHORITY:

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services is mandated to offer services to protect adults from abuse, neglect and exploitation.  Individualized adult safety planning utilizing the prevention plan is on a voluntary basis. The contents of the plan are agreed to by the adult and need to be specific, detailed and practical in addressing the safety concerns identified in the adult assessment.  Individualized safety planning utilizing the prevention plan is reviewed and revised as necessary. 

Procedure

The SSW:

  1. Uses the Prevention Plan to address immediate safety concerns and provide the initial assistance and direction for such protection and prevention strategies to guard against additional abuse, neglect and exploitation; 
  2. Develops a plan with the adult for the following reasons whenever there are safety risks identified:
    1. To assist in transition from the assessment/investigation until an ongoing case plan is developed;
    2. When abuse, neglect or exploitation is currently occurring as identified by the adult assessment, and the adult elects to remain in the household; or
    3. When ongoing services are planned;
  3. Conducts a written or verbal prevention plan depending on the client’s discretion. 1  

Practice Guidance

  • As with all voluntary adult services case planning, the contents of the plan are agreed to by the adult and need to be as specific, detailed and practical to address safety concerns and reviewed and revised as necessary. 
 

Footnotes

  1. The client may refuse prevention planning.

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