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Information about Safeguarding Adults

  • Safeguarding Adults is about people and organisations working together to stop abuse happening to adults who are not able to protect themselves.

  • Abuse means being treated badly.

    If abuse is happening, a safeguarding adults team should be told.

  • Anybody can tell Social Services that someone is being abused, and it is everyone’s responsibility to do this.

    This is called raising a concern.

  • They will talk to people involved to try and stop the abuse. This is called ‘Safeguarding Adults’.

  • Concerns can be made by members of the public by telephoning Care Direct on 0345 1551 007.