Guide to safeguarding

2. Our responsibilities

If you report a concern to us, we will:

  • listen to the person at risk to find out what they want to happen
  • support the person to have an advocate (someone to represent them)
    if they need one
  • respond professionally and sensitively and take your concerns
    seriously
  • talk to the police if a crime may have been committed
  • talk to other agencies that need to be involved
  • agree the best way of helping, including other types of support

There’s more detailed information about our responsibilities in the Sussex safeguarding adults policy and procedures.

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