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The following link provides information regarding the misuse of connected devices in homes by perpetrators of Domestic Abuse.
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Safeguarding is about making people aware of their rights, protecting them and preventing abuse.
Abuse of adults with care and support needs is where someone in a position of trust hurts, harms or causes someone distress.
Abuse is unacceptable; everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect and to live free of abuse or mistreatment, whether they live on their own, live with others, live in a care/nursing care home, attend a day centre or are in hospital.
The Care Act 2014 places a duty on local authorities to look into adult safeguarding concerns in relation to and adult who;
- has needs for care and support (whether or not the local authority is meeting any of those needs) and;
- is experiencing, or at risk of, abuse or neglect, and
- as a result of those care and support needs is unable to protect themselves from either the risk of, or the experience of abuse or neglect.
Abuse can happen anywhere – in a residential or nursing home, a hospital, in the workplace, at a day centre or educational establishment, in supported housing or in the street.