Safeguarding demystified: a beginner’s guide
Safeguarding is a complex topic that’s fundamental to nursing care, but do you know what’s expected of you?
What is safeguarding designed to achieve?
In health and social care, safeguarding is about protecting a person’s health, well-being and human rights.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) says it means enabling people to live free from harm, abuse and neglect.
‘It’s fundamental to high-quality health and social care,’ says the CQC.
With children, for example, safeguarding involves protecting them from maltreatment and from anything that is bad for their health and development.
‘Safeguarding is the action taken to promote the well-being and safety of children and
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