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Keeping You and the Person you Care for Safe

The Care Act defines an adult at risk as:

A person who:

Recognising risks of harm or harmful behaviours is important in the protection of vulnerable people. Communities and carers have important roles in protecting people who may be unable to protect themselves.

As a carer you are best placed to recognise and understand any risks faced by the person you care for. It is important that if you feel unable to manage these risks you let someone know.  Sometimes the behaviour of the person you care for, intentionally or not, can fall into the category of abuse. Denial, guilt, or a sense of shame in asking for help, can create barriers which prevent you speaking up about these difficult situations.

Abuse or neglect is not always deliberate, malicious or planned. Sometimes you may harm the person you care for, intentionally or unintentionally.  Events and actions may be prompted by stress, tiredness, isolation, lack of information and support, brought on by your caring responsibilities.

If you have:

Please contact North Tyneside Council’s Gateway team on (0191) 643 2777.

 

Useful Information

Abuse Hurts - North Tyneside Council leaflet

Advice for all - North Tyneside Council leaflet

Please contact North Tyneside Council’s Gateway team on (0191) 643 2777.

If you would like to find out more information about Safeguarding, please contact the Centre on (0191) 643 2298.

 

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