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Welcome to York Adult Safeguarding, keeping safe and protecting adults

'Everyone has the right to live their life free from violence and abuse, whilst maintaining their independence and well-being'

The Safeguarding Adults policy applies to adults, over the age of 18, who need support from health and social care services to maintain their independence. In particular, it applies to adults who:

  • may have learning or physical disabilities
  • may have mental health problems
  • may be old, frail or ill
  • may not always be able to take care of themselves or protect themselves without help.

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