Safeguarding Adults

Safeguarding adults at risk means protecting a person’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. It is about people and organisations working together to prevent and stop the risks and experience of abuse and neglect whilst promoting well-being and choice for everyone.

An adult is defined in the Care Act 2014 as someone over 18 years old who has care and support needs: is experiencing or at risk of abuse or neglect as a result of their care and support needs or is unable to protect themselves against the abuse or neglect or the risk of it.

The Trust is committed to Safeguarding Adults at risk of abuse and neglect. We work closely with our partners in the Independent Sector, Other NHS Trusts, Care Quality Commission, Devon and Cornwall Police and Devon County Council to ensure we have a joined up, robust approach to Safeguarding Adults.

The team are available to signpost and advise staff about Safeguarding Adults, Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).

Last updated: February 27, 2019