Creative Support is committed to protecting adults and children at risk from abuse. We acknowledge that we have a duty of care to adult service users which extends to both individuals living in a residential setting managed by Creative Support and also to individuals living in their own homes who receive support from or who use day services provided by Creative Support.

The broad definition of an ‘adult at risk’ suggested by the Law Commission and referred to in the Lord Chancellor’s Department’s consultation paper ‘Who Decides’ and the Department of Health’s ‘No Secrets’, is used: “A person aged 18 years or over who is or may be in need of community care services by reason of mental or other disability, age or illness and who is or may be unable to take care of him or herself, or unable to protect him or herself against significant harm or exploitation”. Law Commission Report 231, 1997 & ‘No Secrets’, Department of Health, 2000

A copy of Creative Support’s Safeguarding Adults at Risk and an easier read version are below for your information.

Safeguarding Adults at Risk Policy
Safeguarding Adults at Risk Policy – Easy Read

If you wish to discuss your concerns with a member of staff please speak to a member of staff at the service or alternatively contact Jackie Nixon, Director for Safeguarding & Customer Experience, or Karen Hampson, Quality Co-ordinator, on 0161 236 0829. If Jackie and Karen are not available you will be put through to another member of the quality team. You can also email