Safeguarding adults means protecting a person’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. The Western Trust Adult Safeguarding Service can provide information, advice, support and protection for any adult who may be at risk of harm from abuse, exploitation or neglect. What is abuse, exploitation or neglect? physical abuse (hitting, pushing, kicking) sexual violence and abuse (being touched in private places, being sexually assaulted).
Safeguarding is everybody’s business It means protecting an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. The aims of adult safeguarding are to: prevent harm and reduce the risk of abuse or neglect to adults with care and support needs. The Adult Safeguarding Unit (ASU) became operational on 1 October It is located in Office for Ageing Well and has a strong focus on safeguarding the rights of adults at risk of abuse.
Jun 28, · A framework of policies and procedures for the safeguarding of adults who may be at risk of abuse, harm and exploitation within the health sector is in place, and further measures are being developed to strengthen this framework. Safeguarding adults Training and consultancy services and free resources to help safeguarding boards, care providers, housing providers, local authorities, the NHS (including clinical commissioning groups) or police to safeguard adults at risk of abuse or neglect. Coronavirus (Covid) and safeguarding adults.