Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group provides strategic leadership in line with current requirements of the Care Act 2014, Health and Social Care Act 2008 and other relevant documents about the roles and responsibilities of NHS bodies as partners of the Safeguarding Adults Partnership Boards (SAPB). Safeguarding is a key part of the CCG's work, in partnership with local authorities and other organizations’, in the interest of patient and public protection.
Safeguarding means protecting an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. It is about people and organisations working together to prevent and stop both the risks and experience of abuse or neglect, while at the same time making sure that the adult’s wellbeing is promoted. This includes, where appropriate, having regard to their views, wishes, feelings and beliefs in deciding on any action. This must recognise that adults sometimes have complex interpersonal relationships and may be ambivalent, unclear or unrealistic about their personal circumstances.