Adult safeguarding: statement of government policy

Sets out government policy on safeguarding vulnerable adults, including a statement of principles for use by local authorities.

Applies to England


Statement of government policy on adult safeguarding

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This document sets out the government’s policy on safeguarding vulnerable adults. It includes a statement of principles for use by local authority social services and housing, health, the police and other agencies for both developing and assessing the effectiveness of their local safeguarding arrangements.

Published 16 May 2011