JSNA Summary 2016/17


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

Physical abuse and neglect are the main types of alleged abuse of adults with care and support needs. Neglect and emotional abuse are the main categories leading to a child protection plan.

Key indicators

Safeguarding: Key indicator 1 Safeguarding: Key indicator 2

Key information

Key Challenges

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