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Safeguarding Adults

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

The L&D is committed to safeguarding all patients. (View our safeguarding declaration).

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility…if you see or suspect it, please report it. 

Definition of abuse:
Abuse is the violation of an individual’s human and civil rights which result in injury or emotional suffering by any other person or persons.

Who is a vulnerable adult? (over the age of 18)

  • Someone who is unable to take care of themselves
  • Someone who is unable to protect themselves against significant harm or serious exploitation

Who may be the abuser?

  • A relative
  • A neighbour/friend
  • Other service users
  • Professional staff

If you have concerns about an adult (over the age of 18) please contact:

Luton Borough Council on 01582 547730 /547653 or email

Outside normal working hours please contact the emergency team on 0300 300 8123 or email

If in doubt…shout!
Not sure…please call!