We asked delegates in a recent training session to consider what safeguarding means to them.
We received fantastic responses that captured how safeguarding is understood in both legislation and in practice. Some of the responses are included below:
- Prevention and protection
- Making Safeguarding Personal
- Reflecting on previous practice
- Providing a safe and secure environment
Safeguarding and The Care Act (2014)
The Care Act defines safeguarding as protecting an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect.
In The Care Act Safeguarding is defined as protecting an adult’s right to live in safety.
There is a focus on people and organisations working together to prevent and stop the risks and experience of abuse and neglect.
Safeguarding should promote an adult’s wellbeing and where appropriate, have regard to their views, wishes, feelings and beliefs when deciding on any action.
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