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Safeguarding adults

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.

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)
  • is experiencing, or is at risk of, abuse and neglect
  • as a result of their care and support needs is unable to protect themselves from the risk or experience of abuse and neglect.

Contacts

Head of Safeguarding People

Safeguarding Adults Single Point of Contact (SPOC)

Designated Nurse Safeguarding Adults

Deputy Designated Nurse Safeguarding Adults and PREVENT Lead
Named Nurse Safeguarding Adults Primary Care

Referrals

For people who live in Peterborough:

For people who live in the rest of Cambridgeshire:

Hertfordshire

Northamptonshire

Other contacts:

Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

Call 999 if it's an emergency 


Whistleblowing

Care Quality Commission

NHS and Social Care

Public Concern at Work    

Useful Links:

Royal College of General Practitioners 
NHS England and NHS Improvement
IDVA - Independent Domestic Violence Advisors   

Further information

For more information about safeguarding, please see the Safeguarding Adults page on the public website.

23/04/2020