Guidance and procedures

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Multi Agency Safeguarding Policy helps all agencies to safeguard people with care and support needs and to minimise the risk of harm and/or neglect.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Adults Board has information on stages of safeguarding, advocacy, protocol for people who self-neglect and protocol for people who display hoarding behaviours.

Practitioners should use the Safeguarding referral form to report abuse or concerns about an adult.

Policy guidance for voluntary and community organisations

It is crucial to ensure that all voluntary and community groups that provide services and activities for adults at risk in Cambridgeshire have the appropriate level of adult safeguarding policy, guidance and procedures in place.

The Care Act (2014) defines safeguarding as "protecting an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect."

Adult safeguarding duties apply to an adult who:

  • has needs for care and support (whether or not the local authority is meeting any of those needs) and
  • is experiencing, or at risk of, abuse and neglect and
  • as a result of their care and support needs, is unable to protect themselves from the risk or experience of abuse and neglect. 

Training programme

People working with adults and older people across Cambridgeshire can access the Council's safeguarding training in line with local and national standards.

For training queries

Telephone: 01480 373534


Protecting vulnerable adults from radicalisation

Lets Talk About It is an initiative to provide practical help and guidance to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. It includes the signs to look out for and what to do if you recognise these in anyone.

Role-play videos

Four role-play videos performed by members of the VoiceAbility Learning Disability Parliament and supported by Granta Housing, the Open Out scheme and Cambridgeshire County Council Adult Safeguarding Team.  The role plays depict different scenarios that could indicate abuse. These can be used as a raising awareness resource when working with frontline staff or with people who use services.