Working with safeguarding partners to support carers

Guidance for local authority social care staff

You should:

There are a number of reasons why those caring for people with care and support needs may also abuse them. It may be that there has always been abuse in the relationship or the carer may be struggling with the stress of caring and unable to cope. Carers may have their own difficulties caused by mental illness, drug or alcohol problems that impact on their ability to cope as a carer and could be the underlying cause of abuse.


SCIE resources on carers