Term information

Term: safeguarding adults

Term details for 'safeguarding adults'

'Adult safeguarding' replaced the term 'adult protection' in 2002 to recognise a shift in policy emphasis from providing protection, to supporting vulnerable adults to access services of their own choice.

Broader terms
adult social care, safeguarding
Narrower terms
Safeguarding Adults Boards
Related terms
adult abuse, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, Safeguarding Adult Reviews, self-determination, vulnerable adults

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