Report 41: Prevention in adult safeguarding

Information, advice and advocacy

'Advocacy services may be preventative in that they can enable adult at risk to express themselves in potentially abusive, or actually abusive, situations.'


Accessible information and advice are essential building blocks for prevention of abuse and for backing up public awareness campaigns. However, one size does not fit all. Information about abuse and what to do about it needs to reach all different sectors of the community through a range of different routes.

Advocacy can make a significant contribution to prevention of abuse through enabling adults at risk to become more aware of their rights and able to express their concerns.


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  • SCIE Report 41: Prevention in adult safeguarding