Safeguarding Adults

The Care Act (2014) and statutory Care and Support Guidance sets clearly the criteria of when safeguarding duties to an adult apply:

  • The adults has needs for care and support (whether or not the local authority is meeting any of those needs) and;
  • Is experiencing, or at risk of, abuse or neglect; and
  • As a result of those care and support needs is unable to protect themselves from either the risk of, or the experience of abuse or neglect

Safeguarding means protecting an adults rights to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. Making Safeguarding Personal is about having conversations with people about how we might respond in safeguarding situations in a way that enhances involvement, choice and control as well as improving quality of life, wellbeing and safety

There are six key principles that underpin all adult safeguarding work:

  • Empowerment
  • Prevention
  • Proportionality
  • Protection
  • Partnership
  • Accountability

Further information can be obtained in the Policies Tab