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What to do if you are worried about an adult

Aims and Principles of Safeguarding


The aims of adult safeguarding are to:


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-prevent harm and reduce the risk of abuse or neglect to adults with care and support needs

-stop abuse or neglect wherever possible

-safeguard adults in a way that supports them in making choices and having control about how they want to live

-promote an approach that concentrates on improving life for the adults concerned

-raise public awareness so that communities as a whole, alongside professionals, play their part in preventing, identifying and responding to abuse and neglect

-provide information and support in accessible ways to help people understand the different types of abuse, how to stay safe and what to do to raise a concern about the safety or well-being of an adult

-address what has caused the abuse or neglect