The intention of the Adult Safeguarding policy is to improve safeguarding arrangements for adults who are at risk of harm from abuse, exploitation or neglect for the purpose of reducing the prevalence of harm.


This framework is to help ensure supports are available to adults at risk, and that effective protective interventions are provided.

It places significant emphasis on prevention and early intervention. It also seeks to ensure that access to justice is available to adults that have been harmed.

The policy is for all organisations working with, or providing services to, adults across the statutory, voluntary, community, independent and faith sectors. It sets clear and proportionate safeguarding expectations across the range of organisations.


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