​Six Safeguarding Principles

The six principles that underpin all safeguarding work are:
  • Empowerment: Adults are encouraged to make their own decisions and are provided with support and information 
  • Prevention: Strategies are developed to prevent abuse and neglect that promotes resilience and self determination
  • Proportionate: A proportionate and least intrusive response is made balanced with the level of risk
  • Protection: Adults are offered ways to protect themselves and there is a coordinated response to adult safeguarding
  • Partnership: Local solutions through services working together within their communities
  •  Accountability: Accountability and transparency in delivering a safeguarding response
Safeguarding is fundamentally about managing risk surrounding the well being and safety of the individual.