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Preventing abuse and neglect of adults with care and support needs

Preventing abuse and neglect should occur in the context of person-centred support and personalisation, empowering individuals to make choices and supporting them to manage risks. This should lead to the services that people want to use, with the potential to prevent crises from developing.

SCIE has developed the following resources to support frontline care and social workers and all those involved in the work of preventing abuse and neglect of adults with care and support needs.

An independent life after abuse

Teaching people to protect themselves

Looking out for each other to prevent abuse

Recognising and responding to domestic violence and abuse

This quick guide offers social workers a summary of NICE guidance on the how to identify and help stop domestic violence and abuse. It will walk through recognising the indicators of abuse, talking to people about it and offering support and referral for protection, if needed.