Proportion of adults subject to a safeguarding enquiry of those known to adult social care

Monitoring

Central Bedfordshire Council has a duty under the Care Act to make sure that adults who may be at risk of abuse or neglect are enabled to live as safely and independently as possible. The Council measures this by understanding the proportion of ‘safeguarding’ enquires it receives against the total number of Adult Social Care customers with which the Council is working.

As at June 2018, of the 6,380 adults known to Adult Social Care, 132 were subject to a safeguarding enquiry (2.1%) and this was consistent with December to March 2017/18. Safeguarding activity continues to increase, largely as a result of better awareness by all stakeholders (internal and external partners).