Safeguarding means protecting people's health, wellbeing and human rights, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect.

Safeguarding adults means:

  • Protecting people's rights to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect

  • People and organisations working together to prevent the risk of abuse or neglect, and to stop it from happening

  • Making sure people's wellbeing is promoted, taking their views, wishes, feelings and beliefs into account

From 1 April 2015 Safeguarding Adults is underpinned by The Care Act 2014. This calls for effective multi agency working to ensure that adults at risk of harm are safeguarded within our communities.

An adult at risk is defined by The Care Act 2014 as a person who:

  • Has needs for care and support (whether or not the authority is meeting any of those needs);

  • Is experiencing, or at risk of, abuse or neglect; and

  • As a result of those needs is unable to protect himself or herself against the abuse or neglect or the risk of it.

Reporting Safeguarding Concerns

If you have a concern about the safety or welfare of a vulnerable adult in North Tyneside, please complete our online reporting forms. There are seperate forms for:-

The Adult Safeguarding Team Supports the campaign to End Loneliness in north Tyneside

Follow the campaign on social media on twitter using @SignNorthTyne #endlonelinessinnorthtyneside

SAFE week

You can watch our Promotional Video for SAFE week Here


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Safeguarding Adults - North Tyneside Council

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