What is safeguarding adults?

Safeguarding means protecting a person’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect.

Safeguarding adults means protecting a person who is over the age of 18.

Safeguarding is about people and organisations working together. In Cumbria, we want to reduce the risks of abuse or neglect happening and make sure the person’s views, wishes, feelings and beliefs are a key part of deciding on any action. It is important that a person’s wellbeing is promoted at all times.

Abuse’ is when someone does something to you that you do not like and you want to stop.

Neglect’ is when you are not being given the care and support that you need to live your life.

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