Useful information

Guidance for local authority social care staff

Key safeguarding principles

The government has identified six guiding principles which serve as a firm foundation for safeguarding people with care and support needs.

Useful safeguarding organisations

Action on Elder Abuse: campaigning to safeguard older people. Helpline 08088 808141

Action Fraud: report fraud and internet crime. 03001 2302040

Care Quality Commission: regulation of care providers. 03000 616161

Ann Craft Trust: safeguarding vulnerable adults and disabled children

Independent Age: advice and support for older people. Advice line 0800 3196789

Women’s Aid: working to end domestic violence against women and children. Helpline 0808 2000 247

The Housing Learning Information Network hosts materials for the Housing and Safeguarding Adults Alliance