Safeguarding Adults at Risk
Who is an adult at risk?
The Care Act (2014) defines an adult at risk as someone who:
- Has needs for care and support (whether or not the local council is meeting any of those needs) and;
- Is experiencing, or at risk of, abuse or neglect; and
- As a result of those care and support needs is unable to protect themselves from either the risk of, or the experience of abuse or neglect.
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.