JSNA Summary 2017/18

Safeguarding

The Care Act 2014, which came into effect on 1st April 2015, puts safeguarding adults onto a statutory footing. The safeguarding duties apply to an adult who: has needs for care and support (whether or not the local authority is meeting any of those needs); is experiencing, or is at risk of, abuse or neglect; and as a result of those needs is unable to protect himself or herself against the abuse or neglect or the risk of it.

Key fact

In 2016/17, 52% of alleged abuse of vulnerable adults was in the victim’s own home.

Key indicators

Safeguarding: Key indicator 1 Safeguarding: Key indicator 2

Key information

Key issues

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