Safeguarding adults and children means helping adults and children at risk to live free from abuse and neglect.

Children may be at risk of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse.

Adults at risk are people who are vulnerable because of their mental health, physical disability, age or illness. They may find it difficult to protect themselves from abuse because of their care and support needs.

All our employees have a duty to be alert to potential safeguarding concerns in children and adults. We work in partnership with other agencies who are part of Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership (CSCP) and Cumbria Safeguarding Adults Board (CSAB).

Our Executive Lead for Safeguarding is Alison Atkinson-Budd. We also have a Named Nurse for Safeguarding Adults Lead called Kelly Marsden and a Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children called Susan Mein.