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Keeping carers and those they care for safe

Lincolnshire County Council has the statutory responsibility for keeping people safe. Lincolnshire County Council's Customer Service Centre is the first point of contact for any member of the public concerned about any issue regarding the safeguarding of adults. The Customer Service Centre can be contacted on 01522 782155. The Customer Service Centre will contact the local Safeguarding Team as appropriate.

If you believe a crime is happening at the present time, please phone 999. If you believe a crime has happened in the past, please phone 101.

Safeguarding means protecting an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. It is about people and organisations working together to prevent and stop both the risks and experience of abuse or neglect, while at the same time making sure that the adult’s wellbeing is promoted. This includes, where appropriate, having regard to their views, wishes, feelings and beliefs in deciding on any action. This must recognise that adults sometimes have complex interpersonal relationships and may be ambivalent, unclear or unrealistic about their personal circumstances.

Abuse can take many forms, including:

  • Physical abuse
  • Domestic violence or domestic abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Psychological abuse
  • Financial or material abuse
  • Modern slavery
  • Discriminatory abuse
  • Organisational abuse
  • Neglect and acts of omission
  • Self-neglect

For further information about Safeguarding Adult, including Lincolnshire's policies and procedures please see Lincolnshire County Council's Safeguarding pages.

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