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Safeguarding adults

Safeguarding means protecting an adult's right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect.

Safeguarding is about people and organisations working together to prevent/stop both the risks and experience of abuse or neglect. While, at the same time, making sure that the adult's well-being is promoted. This includes, where possible, to have regard to their views, wishes, feelings and beliefs in deciding on any action.

An adult's well-being in their safeguarding arrangements should always be promoted. People have complex lives and being safe is only one of the things they want for themselves. Professionals should work with adults to:

  • Find out what being safe means to them;
  • and how that can be best be done.

Professionals/other staff should not plan support 'safety' measures that do not take into account a person's well-being and outcomes.

If you have any concerns it is important that you report them as soon as possible!

Report concerns

What is abuse?

It is mistreatment by any other person(s) that violates a person's human and civil rights. This can vary from:

  • Treating someone with disrespect in a way that notably affects the person's quality of life.
  • Causing actual physical or mental suffering.

For more about this, visit: What is abuse (Safeguarding Calderdale).

Calderdale Safeguarding Adults Board (CSAB)

This is made up of the Safeguarding Board, Business Group and various sub-groups.

It has an Independent Chair, who gives leadership to the board and makes sure that it works well. A team of staff support the work of the board and its sub-groups.

To find out more, visit: About the boards.

Safeguarding for professionals

For a full list of resources, please visit: Safeguarding for professionals.

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