Social care has an important role in the protection of members of the public before harm has happened and after it has happened
Those who need safeguarding help are often elderly and frail, living on their own in the community, or without much family support in care homes. They are often people with physical or learning disabilities and people with mental health needs at risk of suffering harm both in institutions and in the community.
Safeguarding encompasses six key concepts:
partnership and accountability
Social care organisations play an important role in the protection of members of the public from harm and are responsible for ensuring that services and support are delivered in ways that are high quality and safe.
Adult safeguarding: updated statement of government policy
eLearning: Adult safeguarding resource