We have been working very closely with Cambridgeshire County Council and other partners to produce a set of policies that are suitable for organisations that work with vulnerable adults.
Recent changes in legislation have meant that much of our earlier work is no longer seen as best practice and we have updated both this site and the County Council site..
There is lots of information available on the County website we have replicated some of it here.
Policy guidance for voluntary and community organisations
It is crucial to ensure that all voluntary and community groups that provide services and activities for adults at risk in Cambridgeshire have the appropriate level of adult safeguarding policy, guidance and procedures in place.
The Care Act (2014) defines safeguarding as "protecting an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect."
Adult safeguarding duties apply to an adult who:
- has needs for care and support (whether or not the local authority is meeting any of those needs) and
- is experiencing, or at risk of, abuse and neglect and
- as a result of their care and support needs, is unable to protect themselves from the risk or experience of abuse and neglect.
For model safeguarding policies for smaller voluntary and community organisations go to Cambridgeshire County Council website:
Model Safeguarding Policy and Procedure for Smaller Voluntary and Community Groups with irregular or limited contact with Adults at Risk.
Model Safeguarding Policy and Procedure for Smaller Voluntary and Community Groups with Regular Contact with Adults at Risk.
If you have any questions please email or call 01223 464696
Page last updated March 2019