As part of our mission to be an outstanding provider of high-quality care, support and housing services that helps vulnerable members of society achieve their aspirations and lead fulfilling lives, Safeguarding is of paramount importance. The values of the organisation; Person Centred, Quality, Dignity & Respect and Caring form an integral part of meeting this mission at all times.
It is the responsibility of all staff and volunteers to protect, safeguard and promote the welfare of adults at risk. All staff and volunteers must recognise that Safeguarding is everyone’s business and responsibility, this St Anne’s Safeguarding Adult Policy and Procedure represents the commitment of us all to work together to safeguard adults at risk and that we will demonstrate a ‘Zero Tolerance’ approach to all forms of abuse.
The Care Act 2014 uses the term Adults with needs for care and support to refer to people in receipt of support. Throughout this document the term Adult at risk will be used in reference to people experiencing safeguarding concerns, this language is consistent with that used in the Joint Multi-Agency Safeguarding Adults Policy & Procedures, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire And York.
St Anne’s Safeguarding policy is underpinned by the principles of Making Safeguarding Personal which is a person-centred approach which means that adults are encouraged to make their own decisions and are provided with support and information to empower them to do so. This approach recognises that adults have a general right to independence, choice and self-determination including control over
information about themselves. Staff should strive to deliver effective Safeguarding consistently with these principles considered. They should ensure that the adult has accessible information, in a communication format which is preferable to them, so that the adult can be supported to understand the information given to them and make informed choices about Safeguarding: what it means, risks and benefits and possible
consequences. Staff will need to clearly define the various options to help support them to make a decision about their safety.