Report 47: User involvement in adult safeguarding

Safeguarding and personalisation

Risks need to be weighed up alongside benefits. Risk should not be an excuse to restrict people's lives


The question of how personalisation policies can work alongside safeguarding is a key issue for policy makers and practitioners, bringing together issues of risk and empowerment into close scrutiny. This section examines the links between the two policy developments, and reports that research evidence supports the case for positive risk-taking alongside self-directed support.


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