A Guide to Safeguarding Adults

Safeguarding adults is everyone’s responsibility.

All adults have the right to be protected from abuse and poor practice. This is regardless of their:

  • Age.
  • Ability or disability.
  • Gender.
  • Race.
  • Religion.
  • Ethnic origin.
  • Sexual orientation.
  • Marital status.
  • Transgender status.

Best practice in safeguarding means committing to both a legal and moral responsibility to all paid staff, volunteers and visitors.

You can demonstrate this commitment to safeguarding by accepting your responsibilities. You can also strive to embed safeguarding within the culture of your organisation.

Your Guide to Safeguarding Adults

You’ll find many resources on our site that will help you create a culture of safeguarding in your organisation. Find them all here.

Here are some key resources, to get you started:

We also have a large directory of organisations and useful contacts. Find it here.