In London as elsewhere the main statutory agencies need to work together both to promote safer communities to prevent harm and abuse and also to deal well with suspected or actual cases. Adults at risk are best protected when procedures between statutory agencies ( local councils, NHS bodies and the police) are consistent across London. All staff, in whatever setting and role, are in the front line in preventing harm or abuse occurring and in taking action where concerns arise. The policy and procedures set out here are designed to explain simply and clearly how agencies and individuals should work together to protect adults at risk. The target audience is professionals (including unqualified staff and volunteers) and front-line workers.