Safeguarding Adults is based on six guiding principles.

You should expect the following should this relate to you:

1) Empowerment: “I am asked what I want as the outcomes from the safeguarding process and these directly inform what happens.”

2) Prevention: “I receive clear and simple information about what abuse is, how to recognise the signs and what I can do to seek help.”

3) Proportionality: “I am sure that the professionals will work in my interest, as I see them and they will only get involved as much as needed.”

4) Protection: “I get help and support to report abuse and neglect. I get help so that I am able to take part in the safeguarding process to the extent to which I want.”

5) Partnership: “I know that staff treat any personal and sensitive information in confidence only sharing what is helpful and necessary. I am confident that professionals will work together and with me to get the best result for me.”

6) Accountability: “I understand the role of everyone involved in my life and so do they.”