Last updated: 12/05/2020
“Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility”
This involves people and organisations working together to stop abuse and neglect occurring, and intervening effectively in situations where there is risk of abuse or neglect, or abuse is seen as taking place.
The Care Act 2014 sets out a clear legal framework for how local authorities and other parts of the system should protect adults at risk of abuse or neglect.
So whether you are:
- an adult with care and support needs
- a family friend/relative/carer, or
- someone who works with any of the above people
We hope the following pages will help you to understand your role and responsibilities to safeguarding and where you can get support if you are at risk of or experiencing abuse or neglect; or you are worried about someone’s safety and well-being.