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Community Safeguarding Leaflet

The current lockdown restrictions mean that right now, vulnerable children and adults may be particularly isolated. This means that the family, community and professional networks

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Welcome to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Adults Partnership Board website.

Safeguarding is preventing the physical, emotional, sexual, psychological and financial abuse of adults who have care and support needs, and acting quickly when abuse is suspected. It can also include neglect, domestic violence, modern slavery, organisational or discriminatory abuse.

The Care Act 2014 established the need to have Safeguarding Adult Boards in each local authority area. The Act confirmed that the three statutory safeguarding partners should be; Local Authority, Chief Officer of Police, and Clinical Commissioning Groups.

Safeguarding Adults Boards are responsible for coordinating and ensuring the effectiveness of what partners and relevant agencies, both statutory and non-statutory, does to help protect adults with care and support needs from abuse or neglect

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