Everything you need to know about adults at risk

Everything you need to know about adults at risk

Posted on Sep 14, 2016

Everything you need to know about adults at risk



Over the past few months we’ve written a series of blogs all around the topic of adult safeguarding. We’ve covered issues such as what makes adults vulnerable, the types and forms of adult abuse and what you should do if you are concerned an adult may be being abused.


Facts and figures

The Safeguarding Adults annual report for England 2014-15 was published October 28, 2015 and stated that referrals were opened for 103,900 adults during the 2014-15 reporting year. This is the equivalent to 285 referrals a day.

60% of the individuals were female and 63% were aged 65 or over. Just over half (52%) of the individuals required physical or mental health support.

Of the numbers we’ve mentioned above, it is worth also considering that these are just the number reported to authorities. The reality of the situation is sadly much more severe.


Blog breakdown

We’ve compiled a list of flick blogs to help introduce you to the different forms of adult abuse, what makes adults vulnerable, the signs, and what action to take should you have concerns.


An introduction to the definition of adults at risk - who is most likely to be abused? An introduction to the definition of adults at risk

Why is adult safeguarding training important? Why is adult safeguarding training important?

Adults at risk: Physical, Sexual and Psychological Abuse Physical, Sexual and Psychological Abuse

Adults at risk: Neglect, Financial and Institutional Abuse Neglect, Financial and Institutional Abuse

Adults at risk - responding to disclosures and taking action Responding to disclosures and taking action

Looking at the representation of adults at risk in the media Looking at the representation of adults at risk in the media


Train your staff

Ensuring your staff are aware of the prevalence of adult abuse, that they know what to do if they suspect it, and they know how to report it, is key. Training is an essential part of this process.

flick's adult safeguarding training covers all the key areas:

  • The definition of an adult at risk
  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Psychological or emotional abuse
  • Financial abuse
  • Neglect
  • Self-Neglect
  • Institutional abuse
  • Responding to disclosures
  • The Care Act 2014

Subscribing with flick offers access to all courses, downloadable guides and resources in the flick library. What are you waiting for? Sign up today and rest easy knowing all your mandatory training requirements are covered!


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