What do we mean by safeguarding?
Safeguarding means protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of adults at risk, enabling them to live safely, free from abuse and neglect. … It is about people and organisations working together to prevent and reduce both the risks and expereince of abuse or neglect.
What best describes safeguarding in practice?
Safeguarding is a concept that was introduced several decades ago in the United Kingdom and refers to the collection of measures that ensure groups such as children, young people, and vulnerable adults are protected from abuse, harm and neglect in society.
Who are we safeguarding?
Who may need safeguarding?
- Be elderly and frail because of ill-health, disability or condition such as dementia.
- Have a learning disability.
- Have a physical disability or be blind or deaf.
- Have mental health needs including dementia or personality disorders.
- Have a long term illness or condition.
How do you safeguard someone?
When safeguarding a vulnerable adult you:
Empower them by encouraging them to make their own decisions and provide informed consent. Prevent the risk of abuse or neglect, and stop it from occurring. Promote their well-being and take their views, wishes, feelings and beliefs into account.
What are the six safeguarding principles?
What are the six principles of safeguarding?
- Empowerment. People being supported and encouraged to make their own decisions and informed consent.
- Prevention. It is better to take action before harm occurs.
- Proportionality. The least intrusive response appropriate to the risk presented.
- Protection. …
- Partnership. …
What makes a good safeguarding leader?
They must be well-equipped and prepared for the responsibility that comes with being a designated safeguarding lead (DSL), as they will coordinate and oversee safeguarding procedures, as well as act as a first point of contact for anyone with concerns.
What are the 5 R’s of safeguarding?
All staff have a responsibility to follow the 5 R’s (Recognise, Respond, Report, Record & Refer) whilst engaged on PTP’s business, and must immediately report any concerns about learners welfare to a Designated Officer.
What are the 7 types of abuse?
The 7 types of elder abuse are:
- Physical abuse.
- Sexual abuse.
- Emotional or psychological abuse.
- Financial abuse.
Why do adults need safeguarding?
To prevent harm and reduce the risk of abuse or neglect to adults with Care and Support needs; To stop abuse or neglect wherever possible; To safeguard adults in a way that supports them to make choices and have control about the way they want to live; … To address what has caused the abuse or neglect.