What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding means protecting an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect.

Safeguarding involves people and organisations working together to stop abuse and neglect occurring, and intervening effectively in situations if we do see abuse taking place.

This booklet contains information on topics that relate to safeguarding. It addresses what safeguarding is, abuse and neglect, mental capacity and various other topics to increase your understanding.

The Care Act sets out the following principles that should underpin the safeguarding of adults.