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Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

Every Adult has the right to respect, dignity, privacy, equity and a life free from abuse (Joint Committee on Human Rights).

In response to the Department of Health publication  of ‘No Secrets’ in 2000,  the Wigan Adult Safeguarding board was set up.

The Adult Safeguarding board is made up of representatives from all the major agencies in Wigan that accept responsibility for protecting vulnerable adults from abuse. Together with Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust, the Wigan Adult Safeguarding board membership comprises of the following agencies:

  • North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Age Concern
  • Bridgewater Community Health
  • Care Quality Commission
  • Community Safety
  • Domiciliary Care agency
  • Legal Representation
  • Police
  • Wigan and Leigh College
  • Wigan and Leigh Housing
  • Wigan Borough CCG
  • Wigan Council

All agencies accept and endorse the multi – agency policy and procedures and are committed to the values and principles that underpin them.   


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