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A matter of protection

Safeguarding literally means keeping people safe - protecting them from harm or damage with an appropriate measure. And that’s an important job in adult social care.

Helping people to live life to the full, means protecting people’s civil liberties and promoting their health and wellbeing. It means ensuring that their fundamental human rights are respected and not breached, and that they, as individuals, are looked after.

These appropriate measures ensure safeguarding is a priority as well as a necessity, and promotes adult social care standards that are of the highest quality.