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Safeguarding Adults 

What is Safeguarding Adults?

Safeguarding Adults means working together to stop abuse happening and prevent it happening in the future.  Everyone has a right to live a life that is free from abuse and neglect.


Who is an adult at risk?

  • Someone aged 18 or over
  • Has needs for care or support (whether or not those needs are being met
  • is experiencing, or is at risk of, abuse or neglect
  • as a result of these needs is unable to protect him or herself against the abuse or neglect or the risk of it.

 Care Act (2014) 


What is abuse?

Abuse can happen in different ways.

  • Modern Slavery
  • Discrimination
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Organisational
  • Self Neglect
  • Physical
  • Financial
  • Sexual
  • Neglect
  • Emotional


What can you do if abuse happens to you?

If you think you or someone you know is being abused then you should tell someone you trust.

This could be:

  • Marjorie Prince, NSBP Safeguarding Adults Officer
  • A nurse
  • a social worker
  • a police officer
  • a doctor
  • a carer
  • an advocate
  • a family member or friend

Once you have told someone you trust they should tell Adult and Culture Services.


Anybody can make a safeguarding adults alert.  To make a safeguarding adults alert

Phone Social Care Direct

Monday - Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm - 0191 278 8377

Evenings and Weekends - 0191 232 8520


You can also tell us abuse is happening by:

Textphone: 0191 278 8359 (Monday - Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm)

SMS: 0781 684 1183