What is Safeguarding?
Everybody has the right to be safe, no matter who they are or what their circumstances may be. Safeguarding is about protecting children, young people, and adults at risk from abuse, neglect, or harm.
Who is a child or young person?
Who is an adult at risk?
- Has needs for care and support (whether or not those needs are being met)
- Is experiencing, or at risk of, abuse or neglect
- As a result of these needs are unable to protect themselves against the abuse, neglect or is at risk of abuse or neglect