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Find information about community support and our services during the coronavirus pandemic, on our information for residents pages, our information for businesses pages, and our community support hub page which has guidance to help coordinate community organisations.

See a summary of our Local Outbreak Control Plan and read our frequently asked questions. 

Adult Safeguarding

Every adult has the right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. Sometimes this is more difficult for those adults in our community who may have care and support needs. Safeguarding is about all of us working together to reduce the risk of abuse or neglect, whilst making sure the wishes of any person experiencing abuse of neglect are central to any solutions.

We all have a responsibility to make sure everyone in the community can live their lives free from abuse and neglect. In order to achieve this, we work collectively with other organisations and groups to prevent the abuse or neglect of adults who may have care and support needs.

We have produced a pdf icon Safeguarding Adults Leaflet [1Mb], to help people identify an abusive situation, know what they can do about it and where to report it. You can also see an pdf icon easy reading version [1Mb] of the leaflet.


Concerned about an adult being abused or neglected?
Raise a Safeguarding Concern to get help for adults at risk of harm from neglect, abuse or not being looked after properly
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS)
Safeguards for adults who may need to be deprived of their liberty to be safely cared for or treated
Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB)
Preventing abuse and neglect and promoting good practice
Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SAR)
Learning safeguarding lessons for the future

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