Safeguarding adults

What does it do?

We are taking the issue of safeguarding vulnerable adults in Lancashire very seriously and are stepping up our efforts to stamp out all abuse. 

We are working alongside the police, NHS and the Care Quality Commission to ensure that joint procedures are in place, that they encourage the reporting of suspected abuse, and appropriate action is taken.  

We have a multi-agency framework for safeguarding adults at risk from abuse. The aim is to raise awareness of the guidance, protocols, policies and procedures in the protection of adults at risk from abuse; to help people recognise what constitutes abuse; and to explain what to do if someone suspects abuse. 

We ensure that social workers and care staff undertake ongoing adult protection awareness and investigation training. All suspected incidents of abuse will be investigated fully and appropriately in accordance with the safeguarding adult procedures

Who it is for?

vulnerable adults

Where it is available?

Local service (Fylde, Hyndburn, Lancaster, South Ribble, West Lancashire, Wyre, Burnley, Chorley, Pendle, Preston, Ribble Valley, Rossendale).

How to access or apply for it:

If you, or somebody you know, is being mistreated or abused, then please call 0845 053 0028.

You can also contact the Lancashire Police on 0845 125 3 545 

If you are in immediate danger or you think a criminal act is being committed contact the Police by calling 999

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Info last updated:

08/02/2012