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 or experience of abuse or neglect.

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