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Roles and responsibilities of safeguarding

Providers of health and social care services should ensure they have the key people, relationships, values and systems in place that will help them keep the people they serve safe.

These include:

  • Engagement with the Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB)
  • Up-to-date, functional policies and procedures
  • Clients who understand safeguarding and help shape responses to it
  • A safeguarding lead
  • A trained workforce – in safeguarding and the MCA
  • Information-sharing protocols that support the ‘supply of information’ to the SAB
  • Integrated, cooperative working with other parts of the sector
  • The scope to engage with, or lead, section 42 enquiries
  • Knowledge of when to report concerns, and who to report to
  • An emphasis on prevention, information, and advocacy
  • A balancing of choice, control and safety – helping you to Make Safeguarding Personal