Safeguarding Adults in Leicestershire and Rutland

1st April 2015 the Safeguarding Adults Board became a statutory body. The Care Act 2014 outlines the duties and responsibilities of the Board, the Local Authority and partner agencies.

Safeguarding adults means helping adults at risk who need support from community care services to keep their independence, remain safe and exercise choice in their life. Partner agencies from the statutory, voluntary and independent sector come together to seek assurance that the persons thought to be at risk stay safe, are effectively safeguarded against abuse, neglect, discrimination, are treated with dignity and respect and enjoy a high quality of life.