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Report concerns about an adult at risk or get more information about recognising and reporting abuse

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.

Guidance and procedures

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Multi Agency Safeguarding Guidance and Procedures 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 have information on stages of safeguarding, advocacy, protocol for people who self-neglect and protocol for people who display hoarding behaviours.

Practice 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. For further policy and procedure guidance, please check the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Adults Board guidance.

Learning and development (training)

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

For all learning and development queries

To discuss your training needs, contact the Learning and Development manager.

Email: learning&

Telephone: 01480 373534


Protecting adults at risk from radicalisation

Find out more about safeguarding people who may be susceptible to radicalisation on the ACT Early website.