Safeguarding children and adults at risk of abuse or neglect policy and procedure


This policy and supporting procedures are based on the following principles:

  • the welfare of children and adults is the primary concern
  • all children and adults irrespective of their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, socio-economic status, religious belief and/or sexual orientation have the right to protection from abuse and harm
  • it is everyone's responsibility to act on any concerns about abuse in order that children and adults are appropriately safeguarded
  • all incidents of alleged poor practice, misconduct and abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately
  • all personal data will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998