All adults aged 18 years and over should be able to live free from fear and harm and have their rights and choices respected.
Some adults are less able to protect themselves than others, and some have difficulty making their wishes and feelings known. This may make them vulnerable to abuse.
Safeguarding adults refers to the protection of an “adult at risk” from abuse or neglect.
An “adult at risk” is an adult who
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