7 Safeguarding

7.1 Safeguarding adults

Safeguarding is about protecting people from harm and abuse, and everyone involved in the safeguarding process needs to be clear about their roles and responsibilities. You are responsible for safe practice at all times and for protecting people from harm and abuse, and your actions should not cause harm or abuse to patients. Training in safeguarding adults should be provided by your employer, so that you are aware of your workplace’s safeguarding policies and procedures and are clear about what you should do if you suspect abuse (or if abuse is disclosed to you). You should be aware of the different types of abuse and able to recognise the signs. These are not always easy to see as abuse is often subtle and hidden.

6 Equality and diversity

7.2 Safeguarding children