National and local strategies
The Care Act 2014
The Care Act defines the purpose of adult safeguarding as:
- To prevent harm and reduce the risk of abuse or neglect to adults with care and support needs.
- To safeguard individuals in a way that supports them in making choices and having control in how they choose to live their lives.
- To promote an outcomes approach in safeguarding that works for people resulting in the best experience possible.
- To raise public awareness so that professionals, other staff and communities as a whole play their part in preventing, identifying and responding to abuse and neglect.
In order to achieve these aims, it is necessary:
- To ensure that the roles and responsibilities of individuals and organisations are clearly laid out.
- To create a strong multi-agency framework for safeguarding.
- To enable access to mainstream community safety measures.
- To clarify the interface between safeguarding and quality of service provision.
Making Safeguarding Personal
Making Safeguarding Personal (MSP) aims to make safeguarding person-centred and outcomes focussed, and moves away from process- driven approaches to safeguarding. This evaluation report of work undertaken nationally in 2014-15 provides recommendations for action to improve person centred practice in safeguarding work.
Last updated Friday, 22nd April 2016