Protecting Adults from Abuse

Some adults may be at risk of being abused. If you think someone is being abused, call us or Dorset Police

What Abuse Means

Abuse takes many forms. This includes not offering someone food or clothing and giving someone the wrong medicine.

About The Safeguarding Adults Board

The Bournemouth & Poole Safeguarding Adults Board works to protect vulnerable adults. The Board meets quarterly.

Safeguarding Adults

We work with the police and other health and social care providers to keep people safe from harm

Deprivation of Liberty

Sometimes people's freedom has to be limited in order to keep them safe.

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

The law protecting human rights in the Deprivation of Liberty

What is Mental Capacity

Mental Capacity is our ability to make decisions and think for ourselves. Some disabilities can affect our mental capacity.

The Mental Capacity Act

The Mental Capacity Act protects people's right to make decisions, including making decisions on someone else's behalf.