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Vulnerable adults

Adult Safeguarding is concerned with protecting adults who have care and support needs from abuse or neglect.  It is an important part of what many public services do and is a key responsibility of local authorities.

The Care Act sets out a clear legal framework for how we, in partnership with other public services, should protect adults at risk - placing Adult Safeguarding on the same statutory footing as Children’s.

For further information on The Care Act please visit The Care Act pages on this webiste.

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