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Safeguarding Cases and examples of abuse of Children and Vulnerable Adults | Safeguarding Matters

Recent cases

There are a significant number of cases each year relating to abuse of children and vulnerable adults by people in the workplace or holding positions of social responsibility.  These are in addition to many where abuse is perpetrated within the family.  The following pages provide short summaries of some recent cases and links to relevant articles as background to the issues that safeguarding legislation seeks to address.

  • Children
  • Vulnerable Adults
  • Building a relationship of trust –
  • Importance of Whistleblowing – The Clwych Inquiry