Vulnerable adults risk management (VARM)

The VARM process is one that should be used only as an exception in more extreme cases. It aims to provide professionals with a framework to facilitate effective working with adults who are deemed to have mental capacity and who are at risk due to the following reasons:

  • severe self-neglect
  • refusal to engage with services
  • when someone is being targeted by an unknown third party

The VARM guidance can also be used to consider other risk situations, such as where an adult is a ‘frequent caller’ to services or where a single agency is struggling to maintain a high risk situation and a risk management meeting needs to be convened.

VARM procedures and flowcharts

A guidance document and flowchart are available on the Safeguarding adults procedures and forms page.

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