Safeguarding is protecting adults and children’s right to live in safety and free from abuse and neglect.
In health and social care there are many key issues that affect safeguarding such as Legislations Policies and Procedures, Safeguarding Practices and Person- Centred Approaches. Legislation are policies and procedures of laws that have been put into place to Protect individuals who cannot protect themselves. For example, the Care Act 2014 covers six principles, which are: Empowerment, Prevention, Proportionality, Partnership, Protection, Accountability, In safeguarding there are practises that help prevent someone vulnerable from being abused or harmed. Practitioners should recognise indicators of abuse and knowing what action to take to Prevent further harm when abuse is suspected or disclosed Person-centred approach is “providing care and support that is centred or focused on the individual and their needs”