Guide to safeguarding

  1. What is safeguarding?

Our responsibilities

If you report a concern to us, we will:

  • listen to the person at risk to find out what they want to happen
  • support the person to have an advocate (someone to represent them)
    if they need one
  • respond professionally and sensitively and take your concerns seriously
  • talk to the police if a crime might have been committed
  • talk to other agencies that need to be involved
  • agree the best way of helping, including other types of support

There is more detailed information about our responsibilities in the Sussex safeguarding adults policy and procedures.