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Section 42 Enquiries (Care Act 2014)

A Section 42 enquiry is any action that is taken (or instigated) by the local authority, under Section 42 of the Care Act 2014, in response to indications of abuse or neglect in relation to an adult with care and support needs who is at risk and is unable to protect themselves because of those needs.


The Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board has produced a guide for members of the public on Section 42 enquiries for adults with care and support needs.

SSAB Guide to S42 Enquiries