Adult Safeguarding


We provide Adult Social Work on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council delivering statutory social services, including the operational safeguarding responsibilities for adults in North East Lincolnshire.
The term safeguarding adults refers to the processes that have been put into place by the Care Act 2014 to help people with care and support needs to protect themselves against abuse and neglect.
Section 42 of the Care Act 2014 states that where an adult:
- has needs for care and support (whether or not the authority is meeting any of those needs)
- is experiencing, or is 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.

The local authority must make an enquiry, (or cause one to be made). The purpose of the enquiry is to identify the risks and take any actions that are necessary and proportionate to manage those risks. The types of abuse that may fall under the scope of section 42 includes:
- Physical
- Sexual
- Psychological
- Financial/Material
- Neglect/Acts of omission
- Organisational
- Discriminatory
- Domestic Violence
- Modern Slavery
- Self-neglect (including Hoarding)


If you think that you, or someone you know is being abused, you can get help and advice by calling the Single Point of Access (SPA) on 01472 256256 (opt 2)

If a crime is in progress, or you or someone else is in danger or needs emergency medical treatment, you should contact the emergency services by dialling 999.

Contact details

Organisation Focus Independent Adult Social Work CIC
Address Heritage House, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1SY, United Kingdom
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