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Safeguarding

What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding means protecting people’s wellbeing, so they can live safely – free from abuse and neglect.

Safeguarding laws apply to everyone under 18, and ‘adults at risk’: those who are less able to protect themselves because of their age, disability, mental or physical health or substance misuse. This includes people living in a care home or hospital, and people who lack capacity to make decisions for themselves.

 

Safeguarding during Covid-19

Many people are concerned about the increased risk of abuse and neglect during the coronavirus pandemic. We’ve organised a number of events to address this topic, with guest speakers and participants from across the country. During the first lockdown, we invited Dr Adi Cooper OBE to facilitate a discussion and created a Q&A document with NDTi to support health and social care practitioners.