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Policing has a crucial role to play in the identification, support and safeguarding of adults who are at risk of harm. Perpetrators will target those with specific vulnerabilities, for example, mental ill health, substance misuse, isolation, to commit or assist in the commission of their crimes, as they know they will be easier to groom, manipulate and threaten, and as victims they are less likely to report their experience for many reasons.

The Care Act 2014 provides a statutory framework for working in partnership in cases where adults at risk have care and support needs. The following advice products will assist officers to respond effectively at various levels of report, investigation and management of cases.

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