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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.


Safeguarding Adults Single Point of Contact (SPOC)

capccg.safeguardingadults@nhs.net  Tel: 01733 847356    

Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Adults  

Carol Davies

Further information

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

Local Authorities:



  • Tel (general): 0300 123 4040 
  • Out of hours service: 0300 123 4042


Other contacts:

Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub MASH
  • Telephone: 101

Call 999 if it's an emergency 


Care Quality Commission

NHS and Social Care

Public Concern at Work