Safeguarding means protecting an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. It’s about people and organisations working together to prevent and stop both abuse and neglect, and promoting the person’s wellbeing.
Adult safeguarding duties apply to an adult who:
- Needs care and support (whether or not the local authority is meeting any of those needs)
- Is experiencing, or at risk of abuse and neglect
- As a result of their care and support needs, is unable to protect themselves from the risk of abuse or neglect