Who it affects
Adults at risk:
A person, over the age of 18, with care and support needs and the inability to protect themselves from significant harm or exploitation.
Criteria for a safeguarding enquiry under S42 of Care Act 2014 is when the local authority has reasonable cause to suspect that an individual:
- Has care and support needs
- Is experiencing, or is at risk of, abuse or neglect, and
- As a result of those needs is unable to protect himself or herself against the abuse or neglect or risk of it