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What to do if an adult discloses that they have been hurt or are afraid
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An adult has told me they are hurt and afraid. What should I do?

If someone tells you they have been hurt or are afraid, you should listen and respond sensitively. Do what you can to make them safe.

The following guidance is taken from the Northern Ireland Adult Safeguarding Partnership’s ‘Adult Safeguarding Operational Procedures 2016’.

Do

Do not –

 
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