NHS Digital - Safeguarding Adults Annual Report published
NHS Digital has released a report presenting information about adult safeguarding enquiries during the 2016-17 financial year.
The Safeguarding Adults, Annual Report, England 2016/17 provides details of how many safeguarding concerns were raised, how many safeguarding enquiries were started and how many were completed within that year under Section 42 of the Care Act 2014. The report also breaks down figures on enquiries by type, location and source of risk, as well as the outcomes of the enquiries. It also provides demographic analyses of individuals who were the subject of a Section 42 enquiry that started within the year.
This is the second year of the Safeguarding Adults Collection since safeguarding became a statutory duty under the Care Act 2014. The Safeguarding Adults Collection includes cases of suspected abuse where a local authority safeguarding service has been notified and has entered details onto their system.