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Safeguarding adults

 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.

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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.


Head of Safeguarding People
  • Currently vacant

Safeguarding Adults Single Point of Contact (SPOC)

Designated Nurse Safeguarding Adults
Named Nurse Safeguarding Adults Primary Care


For people who live in Peterborough:

For people who live in the rest of Cambridgeshire:


Other contacts:

Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

Call 999 if it's an emergency 


Care Quality Commission

NHS and Social Care

Public Concern at Work    

Useful Links:

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence Partnership

The Partnership is made up of key agencies in Cambridgeshire that have a role in preventing, and providing services and support to survivors of, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence.

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.