What do we mean when we talk about “Making Safeguarding Personal”?
Safeguarding must take into account the individual choices and requirements of everyone involved.
So we must operate on this abiding principle:
“Nothing about me, without me.”
Making Safeguarding Personal means ensuring that adults are more involved in the safeguarding process. So when making decisions, we must take into account their views, wishes, feelings and beliefs.
In this episode of Safeguarding Matters, Laura Thorpe talks to ACT’s adult safeguarding lead Lisa Curtis about Making Safeguarding Personal. They explore the thinking behind the concept, and talk about how these principles might work in practice.
We also have a detailed guide to Making Safeguarding Personal. Read it here.