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Safeguarding adults

A study of the effectiveness of arrangements to safeguard adults from abuse

This study reports on arrangements in place in England to help prevent the abuse of adults and to support those who experience abuse. The study focuses on the effectiveness of these arrangements, rather than the prevalence of abuse. The Commission for Social Care Inspection has analysed evidence from the range of its regulatory and inspection functions across councils, care homes, home care agencies and other social care services to consider the responsiveness of safeguarding arrangements and the effectiveness of strategies to help prevent abuse and enable people to stay safe and be free to live their lives as they wish.