Protection of Property policy


Under the Care Act 2014 the Borough of Poole has a responsibility to prevent or mitigate loss or damage to the moveable property of adults who have been admitted to hospital or to a residential care home and are unable to protect it or deal with it themselves.

This duty applies to any tangible, physical, moveable property belonging to the adult in question, including pets. Protection of Property policy

The above is a Borough of Poole document from pre 1 April 2019 (unless otherwise stated). It has been adopted by BCP Council and will, in time, be replaced by a BCP Council document.

This document applies to service users from the Poole locality and to staff carrying out functions that relate to these individuals. Minor changes may have been made to ensure contact information and website links are correct and relevant from 1 April 2019.

All policies will now be reviewed as part of a planned schedule, following the Borough’s transition to BCP Council on 1 April 2019.

Contact us


Tel 01202 261098


Adult Social Care Services
Borough of Poole
Civic Centre Annexe
Park Road
BH15 2RT

Page last updated: 21 May 2019
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