Important information

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. 

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