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Who might be causing the abuse?
Anybody may be an abuser. It may be somebody you know well or it may be a stranger. It may be more than one person.
It might be:
The abuse may have only happened once or started recently, or it may have happened several times or been happening for a long time. It may be that the abuse is deliberate or it may be unintentional and due to ignorance or lack of training or understanding. It may be that a person is at risk of abuse or being abused in several ways.
Whoever is causing the abuse, it needs to be stopped. Doing nothing is not an option.
The North Yorkshire safeguarding adults board
The North Yorkshire safeguarding adults board works to protect adults who may be at risk from abuse and promotes co-operation and effective working practices between different agencies.
See the North Yorkshire safeguarding adults board page for more information, including policies and procedures; services guidance; and details of training courses for service providers.