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Safeguarding Adults

Keeping people safe from harm

All adults aged 18 years and over should be able to live free from fear and harm and have their rights and choices respected.

Some adults are less able to protect themselves than others, and some have difficulty making their wishes and feelings known. This may make them vulnerable to abuse.

Safeguarding adults refers to the protection of individuals, family, friends, neighbours and members of the community from abuse or neglect.

If you have a concern, suspicion or allegation that an adult is being subjected to harm, abuse or neglect you should contact Peterborough Adult Social Care Team – click here for more information about them.

Non-urgent referrals – Peterborough Adult Social Care

Emergency referrals

Within office hours – Peterborough Adult Social Care

  • 01733 747474 (9am to 5pm Monday to Friday)

Outside office hours – Emergency Duty Team

  • 01733 234724

If you think a crime has taken place, call the Police on 101 for non-emergencies or 999 in an emergency.

More information about safeguarding adults

More information can be found on the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Adults Board page. Find out more…