||People are supported and encouraged to make their own decisions and informed consent.
||“I am asked what I want as the outcomes from the safeguarding process and this directly informs what happens.”
||It is better to take action before harm occurs
||“I receive clear and simple information about what abuse is. I know how to recognise the signs, and I know what I can do to seek help.”
||The least intrusive response appropriate to the risk presented.
||“I am sure that the professionals will work in my interest and they will only get involved as much as is necessary.”
||Support and representation for those in greatest need.
||“I get help and support to report abuse and neglect. I get help so that I am able to take part in the safeguarding process to the extent to which I want.”
||Services offer local solutions through working closely with their communities. Communities have a part to play in preventing, detecting and reporting neglect and abuse.
||“I know that staff treat any personal and sensitive information in confidence, only sharing what is helpful and necessary. I am confident that professionals will work together and with me to get the best result for me.”
||Accountability and transparency in delivering safeguarding
||“I understand the role of everyone involved in my life and so do they.”