Sexuality Policy for Vulnerable Adults

Closed 10 Jul 2009

Opened 15 Apr 2009

Results expected 11 Aug 2009

Feedback expected 11 Sep 2009


The London Borough of Sutton is a community leader, a provider of services, a major employer and a purchaser of goods and services. Equality of opportunity is at the heart of our vision to build a community in which all can take part and all can take pride and we use every opportunity we can to ensure that the needs and interests of all residents are met. Our aim is not just the prevention of discrimination but the promotion of diversity and equality. The primary aim of this policy is to communicate values and principles. Rather than focus on staff roles, job descriptions or legal obligations the aim is to reinforce the principle that in most situations vulnerable adults have the same rights as everyone else. This policy is designed to be a guide to issues surrounding sexuality and relationships for those working with vulnerable adults. It has not been designed to take the place of staff guidelines.

Why your views matter

This draft for Vulnerable Adults once agreed, will be adopted by the London Borough of Sutton and its partner agencies. We recognise the knowledge and expertise within the community and we will use your comments to develop the final version of the Sexuality Policy.

What happens next

We will look at what you have told us about the draft policy and provide a summary of the responses. These responses will be considered and feedback will be given on what has been changed for the final version of the Sexuality Policy.


  • Belmont
  • Carshalton Central
  • Cheam
  • Stonecot
  • Sutton Central
  • Sutton North
  • Sutton South
  • The Wrythe
  • Wallington North
  • Wallington South


  • Citizens panel
  • Community groups / organisations
  • Scrutiny commissions / panel
  • Staff
  • Voluntary groups / organisations
  • Black and minority ethnic people
  • Carers
  • Expert stakeholders
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people
  • Older people
  • Parents, carers and guardians
  • People with disabilities
  • People with learning difficulties
  • Service users
  • Stakeholders


  • Gender issues
  • Older people's issues
  • Sexual orientation
  • Well-being
  • Democracy and participation
  • Carers support
  • Disability
  • General health
  • Health services and facilities
  • Mental health
  • Sexual health
  • Social services and social care