We believe every individual who accesses our services has a right to be free from fear and intimidation, to be treated with dignity and respect, to have their choice respected and not to be coerced to do anything against their will.
Our practice is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults irrespective of their background, and recognises that a child or adult may be abused regardless of their age, gender, religious beliefs, racial origin or ethnic identity, culture, class, disability or sexual orientation.
A vulnerable adult is defined as “a person aged 18 years or over who is or may be in need of community care services by reason of mental or other disability, age or illness; and who is or maybe unable to take care of him or herself, or unable to protect him or herself against significant harm or exploitation”.
Please click on this link to access Local Safeguarding Child Board Protocols:
Please click on this link to access Local Safeguarding Adult Board Protocols: