Safeguarding does not mean protecting every adult from every kind of harm or risk to their own personal safety but applies where an adult:
- has needs for care and support (whether or not the local authority is meeting any of those needs) and;
- is experiencing, or is at risk of, abuse or neglect; and
- as a result of those care and support needs is unable to protect themselves from either the risk of, or the experience of abuse or neglect.
If you are in immediate danger, please call the police directly on 999.
We have published a separate Safeguarding factsheet