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Safeguarding adults

Safeguarding adults means protecting a person's right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect (Care Act, 2014). 

Raise a concern

Any adult can need safeguarding support during their lives

However, vulnerable adults are more likely to do so.


Mencap's adult safeguarding policy

 A vulnerable adult is someone aged 18 or above who may need community care services for reasons like mental health issues, disability, age or illness.

They are considered more ‘vulnerable’ because they may not be able to protect themselves from harm or exploitation.


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The six Care Act principles we consider when safeguarding adults

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Raising a safeguarding concern

Everyone who has any dealings with Mencap should feel confident in the quality of our support and feel safe at all times. 

If you don’t feel this way, please tell us.

Report a concern
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