Useful publications


Care Act 2014

Domestic Abuse

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, forms which may be of interest to care providers who may need to submit a DoLS assessment for those under their care.


These forms when completed must be returned to the Local Authority;

For return to Staffordshire County Council please email:

For return to Stoke-on-Trent City Council please email:

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

  • Female Genital Mutilation Pocket Guide for health care professionals - NHS England.

Financial matters



Fire: Causes and Prevention

  • SAME booklet (246 KB) - Olive Branch free referral awareness training about fire hazards and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service referral process


  • Clutter Image Rating (828 KB) - International OCD Foundation

  • Hoarding from the point of view of the hoarder video clip, produced by Birmingham Safeguarding Adults Board

Making Safeguarding Personal (MSP)

'Mate' Crime

Camden People First video on 'mate' crime, a video acted by service users to instruct other service users about the dangers of 'mate' crime and what can be done about it.

Mental Capacity

Modern Slavery

People in a Position of Trust (PiPoT)


Substance Misuse