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Safeguarding Procedure FAQs

Here we answer the most commonly asked questions about safeguarding procedure.

  • What are safeguarding procedures?

    Procedures and systems provide clear guidance on what to do in various circumstances; they clarify roles and responsibilities. Child protection procedures should be linked with the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board’s own procedures (or the All Wales Child Protection Procedures).

    Check out the latest Safeguarding Children Legislation for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to keep fully up to date.

  • What Constitutes Harm?

    Any damage – Financial, physical, psychological, sexual, neglect – caused to a vulnerable person. This could be due to another person, or people, deliberately taking advantage of someone. But it could also be the adult or child who is unintentionally putting themselves at risk, simply because they don’t have the right level of support in place.

    Our Safeguarding Everyone Level 2 course explores the signs and symptoms of abuse and harm, take a look here.

  • What is a safeguarding policy?

    A policy put in place to ensure vulnerable people are not abused in any way. It makes it clear what an organisation or group will do to keep children and adults safe. It should include a statement setting out the organisation's commitment to protecting all children and adults in its care.

    Take a look at our guide which explains what safeguarding in the workplace is here.

  • What is the aim of safeguarding adults?

    To protect adults classed as ‘vulnerable’ – this covers people of all ethnicities, genders and religious, and provide them with appropriate care.

    The primary aim of safeguarding is to keep an individual safe and prevent further abuse from occurring. It also includes the duty to Promote Individual Wellbeing, the duty to prevent or reduce the likelihood of further Care and Support needs developing and the duty to provide good information and advice.

    If you work with vulnerable adults it is essential to have safeguarding training, check out our Level 2 and Level 3 Online Safeguarding Adults courses.

  • What is the meaning of duty of care?

    A moral or legal obligation to ensure the safety and wellbeing of others. It is about individual wellbeing, welfare, compliance and good practice.

    All workplaces have a moral and a legal obligation to ensure that everyone associated with the establishment is fully protected from any personal physical and/or emotional harm, either on the premises or when engaged in activities relating to the establishment.

    Choose one of our online CPD approved safeguarding training courses so you fully know your responsibilities when it comes to protecting the vulnerable.