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Safeguarding adults

Some adults are particularly vulnerable to being hurt or abused because they have a disability, illness, or impairment and need help and support. It is not always intentional, but it is still abuse.

Vulnerable adults

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Are you unhappy or frightened because of something that is happening to you?
  • Do you know someone who is?
  • Are you caring for someone and feel you need help?

If so, then please tell someone.

Abuse is not common but it does happen. We all have a responsibility to do something about it.

The Oxfordshire Safe from Harm website is intended to help you do your part.

Source: Safe from Harm Oxfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board

What is Adult Abuse?

What is Adult Abuse? Oxfordshire County Council leaflet in Easy Read format (pdf, 1.3 MB)

Mental Capacity Act

About the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards