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Safeguarding adults


Everyone has the right to live their life free from violence, fear and abuse, but not everyone can protect themselves.

If you’re an adult experiencing abuse or neglect, or if you’re concerned about an adult possibly experiencing abuse or neglect, contact us on 0300 1234 131 or email accessteam.referral@cornwall.gov.uk.

We will listen to what you have to say and will ask you questions to make sure we understand your concerns.

Are you a professional supporting adults?

If you are a professional and need to make a referral, information about how to do this can be found on the Cornwall Council website.

Where can I find out more about safeguarding adults?

For the public - Information about protecting your rights and stopping abuse is available in this easy read 'say no to neglect and abuse' leaflet.

For professionals - Cornwall Council has produced a guide for identifying someone at risk from or experiencing abuse.  This guide is mainly for health and social care workers, but anyone can use it.  On the Cornwall Council website you will also find policies and guidance to help you safeguard adults.

Other support services

Click on the 'view all' button to find details of other services, both local and national, which can offer advice on safeguarding and tips for general safety.  

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Safeguarding Adults Board agreed 10 priorities for the next three years

1. Listen to service users and carers to improve services.

2. Share best practice to prevent, minimise and respond to harm.

3. Work with Commissioners and Providers to improve the availability and quality of care and support.

4. Have clear and effective governance arrangements.

5. Develop quality assurance standards for learning and development.

6. Embed Making Safeguarding Personal in the way we work.

7. Have a prevention strategy which is informed by working in partnership with people.

8. Work together to make sure adult safeguarding standards keep adults safe and minimise risk of harm.

9. Ensure our multiagency Policies and Procedures support adults at risk in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to live their lives as they wish,whilst their rights to freedom from harm are actively supported.

10. Use our data to have meaningful conversations that will inform the work of the Board and have a positive impact on service users.

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