What is safeguarding?
“Safeguarding means protecting an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect.”
Care Act 2014
Safeguarding Adults is the process of protecting adults with care and support needs from abuse or neglect. Safeguarding adults means:
- Helping adults at risk who have care and support needs (whether or not the local authority is meeting any of those needs) and are experiencing, or at risk of, abuse or neglect; and
- As a result of those care and support needs are unable to protect themselves from either the risk of, or the experience of abuse or neglect.
- People and organisations need to work together to prevent risks, experience of abuse and neglect.
- Having regard to the views, wishes, feelings and beliefs in deciding on any actions.