Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
What is a vulnerable adult?
A vulnerable adult is any person 18 or over who is or may be in need of community care services by reason of:
- Mental or other disability, age or illness and;
- Who is or may be unable to take care of him/herself; or
- Unable to protect him/herself from significant harm or serious exploitation
More information about Adult Safeguarding services.
Cheshire East Safeguarding Adults Board
Cheshire East Safeguarding Adults Board is a group of partner organisations. It is made up of a wide range of statutory, independent and voluntary agencies and organisations. These all work together to keep adults, particularly those who are more at risk, safe from the possibility of abuse, harm or exploitation. Therefore, the aim of the board is to help and protect adults at risk (safeguarding) in Cheshire East. We also promote the wellbeing of adults, ensuring that safeguarding activities are of a high quality and in line with the Care Act 2014.
‘Making Safeguarding Personal’ is at the heart of the Cheshire East Safeguarding Adults Board, working with adults at risk of abuse, neglect or exploitation to ensure adults are safe as they want to be and are helped to make their own decisions.
More information about Cheshire East Safeguarding Adults Board.