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What policies do we have in place

Establishing whether or not abuse of a vulnerable adult has taken place is not always straightforward.  In some cases, it is the repetition of minor actions or omissions that collectively lead to abuse.  The expectation in Eastern Cheshire of anyone suspecting abuse is if in doubt report. Specific guidance has been devised to aid Managers, Front-line workers and Providers in distinguishing between incidents/concerns of poor practice and abuse.  Where there are concerns of poor practice, the thresholds framework provides guidance as to where it is appropriate for provider agencies to manage and take the appropriate action. Where abuse is identified, the safeguarding procedures should be instigated.