Adult safeguarding thresholds

Under the Care Act (2014), safeguarding duties apply to any adult (aged 18 and over) who:

  • Has needs for care and support (regardless of whether the local authority is meeting these needs).
  • Is experiencing, or is at risk of, abuse or neglect.
  • Due to their care and support needs, is unable to protect themselves from the risk/experience of abuse or neglect.

If you are unsure whether someone meets these thresholds please contact Care Direct on 0345 1551 007.