Training and development

In April 2015, the Care Act 2014 came into force and this provided a new statutory framework for adult safeguarding including new statutory duties being placed on local Safeguarding Adults Boards.

Learning and improvement activity will be based on the six principles that govern adult safeguarding: We will work to the recognised six safeguarding principles:

  • Empowerment: people being supported and encouraged to make their own decisions and give informed consent
  • Prevention: it is better to take action before harm occurs
  • Proportionality: the least intrusive response appropriate to the risk presented
  • Protection: support and representation for those in greatest need
  • Partnership: local solutions through services working with their communities – communities have a part to play in preventing, detecting and reporting neglect and abuse
  • Accountability and transparency in safeguarding practice