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Safeguarding is about protecting people from abuse and neglect, and ensuring people get safe and effective care. Abuse is when somebody inflicts harm on someone else, either physically or emotionally, or both. Neglect is when someone’s physical needs, such as for adequate food, shelter, and clothing, or someone’s emotional needs are not met.

Both adults and children can suffer abuse and neglect. We are committed to preventing the abuse and neglect of both young people and adults.