What should I expect if I have reported a concern?
Safeguarding Adults is based on six guiding principles. You should expect the following should this relate to you:
- Empowerment: “I am asked what I want as the outcomes from the safeguarding process and these directly inform what happens.”
- Prevention: “I receive clear and simple information about what abuse is, how to recognise the signs and what I can do to seek help.”
- Proportionality: “I am sure that the professionals will work in my interest, as I see them and they will only get involved as much as needed.”
- Protection: “I get help and support to report abuse and neglect. I get help so that I am able to take part in the safeguarding process to the extent to which I want.”
- Partnership: “I know that staff treat any personal and sensitive information in confidence only sharing what is helpful and necessary. I am confident that professionals will work together and with me to get the best result for me.”
- Accountability: “I understand the role of everyone involved in my life and so do they.”
- Action on elder abuse
- Cambridgeshire police
- Safeguarding Adults Board
- Cambridgeshire Local Safeguarding Children Board
- Local Government Association knowledge hub
- Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
- Adult safeguarding training for practitioners
- Adult safeguarding policies and procedures
- Safeguarding vulnerable people from radicalisation
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In an emergency, outside office hours
If someone is in danger and unable to protect themselves or cannot remain in the community without immediate intervention telephone: 01733 234 724.
If the person is in immediate danger or needs medical treatment contact the police and/or call an ambulance on 999.