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Bedford Adult Services: Adult Policies, Procedures and Practice (APPP) Resource

October 2018

Welcome to the revised edition of the online Bedford Adult Polices, Procedures and Practice (APPP) Resource.

Please read Using this APPP Resource to find out about the features of this site and how to navigate it.

Click Amendments to see what changes have been made to this edition.


Message from the Director:

Welcome to the Adult Policies, Procedures and Practice (APPP) website. This online library of documents to guide practice can help us all make the right decisions as we go about our business supporting vulnerable adults and carers in Bedford Borough.

I hope you will make it an early port of call when you are seeking clarification about social care law or what Council policy is on any particular aspect of social care.

The manual is all on the internet so you can read it wherever you have got a connection. It has already been updated to reflect changes in Care Act guidance since last year and will continue to be updated twice a year to reflect developments in case law, government guidance and emerging professional views on where best practice sits. There are links in the chapters to the source documents and articles that have been used to develop the local approach.

There is clearly too much to read and digest in one or even several sittings. So, at each update I am going to highlight one or two features that I want you to be familiar with. This time it is the tab marked Hub at the top of the screen. I think you will be surprised and pleased at the quick access to essential information that this will give you.

A shortcut to the manual is available to go on your desktop. If you would like to take advantage of that please get in touch with Gillian Abbott:

As ever, your work is greatly appreciated, thank you.


Kate Walker
Director of Adults’ Services