Vulnerable Adults: Abuse

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 18 December 2023.

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Photo of Conor McGinn Conor McGinn Independent, St Helens North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information her Department holds on the number of section 42 enquiries made by local authorities in (a) the North West, (b) Merseyside and (c) St Helens.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Information on the number of section 42 enquiries commenced by each local authority is published annually by NHS Digital via the Safeguarding Adults Collection (SAC). This data has been published since 2014.

To determine the number of section 42 enquiries made by local authorities in the North West, Merseyside, and St Helens for any year since 2014, this data can be found in the SAC via the NHS England website. This is available at the following link:

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/safeguarding-adults

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