The Department of Health:
To download the “No Secrets” (2000) Guidance or Safeguarding Adults: A review of the No Secrets Guidance (2007)
The Independent Safeguarding Authority:
For information on the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (2006,) the work of the Independent Safeguarding Authority and the new vetting and barring scheme for staff and volunteers working with children and vulnerable adults (from July 2010).
Safeguarding vulnerable groups act
The primary aim of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act is to strengthen current safeguarding arrangements for individuals in the workplace. Its purpose is to reduce the risk of individuals suffering harm at the hands of those employed (in either a paid or voluntary capacity) to work with them.
The Care Quality Commission
For information on standards in Hospitals, Community Health Services, Care Homes and Domiciliary Care Agencies.
Care Quality Commission National Correspondence Citygate Gallowgate Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4PA
The Association of Directors of Adult Services (ADASS): Download Safeguarding Adults - A National Framework of Standards for good practice and outcomes in adult protection work (2005)
Action on Elder Abuse
Provides information and advice on the abuse of older people
Helpline: 0808 808 8141
Nursing home abuse
Founded by the National Association to Stop Nursing Home Abuse (NASNHA), nursinghomeabuse.net is dedicated to preventing the causes and repairing the consequences of nursing home abuse.
Supporting people with learning disabilities who have been abused
Helpline: 0845122 8695;
Provides support, counselling and advice for people with learning disabilities who have experienced abuse
Helpline: 0808 808 0700
Provides support for people who are experiencing mental distress
Mind info Line: 0845 766 0163
Formerly the Prevention of Professional Abuse Network – POPAN. Advises people who have been abused within a professional relationship WITNESS no longer provides a Helpline.
Public Concern at Work
Information and advice if you are concerned about danger or malpractice in your work place
Tel: 020 7404 6609: