Safeguarding Adults

Safeguarding adults relates to the protection of adults who may be at risk of harm in order to prevent them from suffering abuse or neglect. Abuse can happen anywhere and it can be intended and unintended. Safeguarding adults is ‘everybody’s business’ and it includes measures to prevent abuse and to protect people's health, wellbeing and rights. It also includes enabling adults to live free from harm, abuse and neglect.