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Adult Abuse and Prevention. Adult Protective Services receives and investigates reports of allegations of abuse, abandonment, neglect, self-neglect and financial exploitation of vulnerable adults living in the community and in facilities. Information for the General Public.

Safeguarding adults from harm – a legal guide for practitioners: access to adults at risk or abuse or neglect (SCIE,2014). This guide clarifies existing powers and legal options relating to access to adults suspected to be at risk of abuse or neglect where access is restricted or denied.

The Adult Support and Protection Act 2007 gives greater protection to adults at risk of harm or neglect.. The Act defines adults at risk as those aged 16 years and over who: are unable to safeguard their own wellbeing, property, rights or other interests.

Safeguarding adults at risk of abuse or neglect 42 Enquiry by local authority (1) This section applies where a local authority has reasonable cause to suspect that an adult in its area (whether or not ordinarily resident there)— (a) has needs for care and support (whether or not the authority is meeting any of those needs), (b) is experiencing, or is at risk of, abuse or neglect, andNext: Crossheading.