This section will give information on safeguarding processes for adults and children & young people.
The following groups of adults may be defined as vulnerable:
- People with learning disabilities
- People with physical disabilities
- People with mental ill health
- People with drug or alcohol dependencies
- People with certain types of physical illness
- People with dementia
- People who are frail due to age or other factors
- People who are homeless
All sexual violence support services offer confidential services but if a vulnerable adult is being abused or likely to suffer abuse, confidentiality can be breached within procedural guidelines.
Safeguarding children & young people
The South West shared core procedures are available at www.swcpp.org.uk and offer a clear guide and step by step approach to what to do if you are concerned about a child or young person under 18.