The Safeguarding of adults is everybody’s responsibility across North Lincolnshire and the site is for the use of everyone, members of the public, volunteers, providers, professionals or community groups. The information and guidance are simple and the site easy to use to find out how to report abuse or neglect.
The definition of an adult at risk is from the Care Act 2014 which became law on the 1st of April 2015. Any person aged 18 years or over who:
- has needs for care and support (whether or not the local authority is meeting any of those needs) and.
- is experiencing, or at risk of, abuse or neglect; and
- as a result of those care and support needs is unable to protect themselves from either the risk of, or the experience of abuse or neglect.
The Care Act 2014 short video presentation by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) gives an overview and discusses the key aspects of the Act, including personalisation, strengths-based approaches, advocacy, safeguarding and eligibility.
The main objectives of the North Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Board is to assure itself that local safeguarding arrangements and partners act to help and protect adults at risk within North Lincolnshire.