Protecting adults at risk - safeguarding

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Report and find advice on abuse of an adult at risk.

A person living in a care home or nursing home or being treated in hospital may need to have decisions made for them about where they are treated. This is known as a 'deprivation of liberty'.

What to do if you’re unhappy with the standard of care you or someone else is getting.

You can apply for the right to look after financial and legal affairs and make decisions for someone else if they aren’t able to do it for themselves.

You can have someone who will support and involve you as much as possible in discussions and decisions about your care and support. They are known as an advocate.

You can get someone to make sure your views and concerns are heard and that you’re involved in decisions that are being made about your care. You can ask a friend or family member or an independent person to advise you. Sometimes we will arrange for someone to help you.

You can get someone to make sure your views and concerns are heard and that you’re involved in decisions that are being made about your care. You can ask a friend or family member or an independent person to advise you. Sometimes we will arrange for someone to help you.

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