What is safeguarding adults? Why does it matter?
Safeguarding adults means protecting a person’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect.(The Care Act 2014)
ACL has a Safeguarding Adults Policy and a duty to ensure that that we support with the wellbeing of our learners. As part of this we need to implement our safeguarding adult reporting procedures when abuse or neglect are suspected, involving the adult and taking into account their views, wishes, feelings and beliefs when decisions are made.
Our Safeguarding duties apply to adults who:
- Have needs for care and support (whether or not the local authority is meeting any of those needs) and;
- Is experiencing, or is at risk of, abuse or neglect; and;
- As a result of those care and support needs is unable to protect themselves from either the risk of, or the experience of, abuse or neglect.
As part of raising awareness about the importance of Adult Safeguarding, we asked our learners in the Supported Learning area if they would like to produce a poster for us. This poster was designed by Hilary Coade. A big well done to Hilary!
Bullying can happen at any age
To promote National Anti-Bullying week, we are encouraging our learners to take part in ‘ODD SOCK DAY’ on Monday 16th November.
The idea is to highlight that we are all unique. Bullying has a long-lasting effect on those who experience it and we all have a part to play in recognising it and making a difference.
Most importantly, Odd Socks Day is designed to be fun! It’s an opportunity to encourage people to express themselves and celebrate their individuality and what makes us all unique!
Our learning environments, both online and in the classroom, are inclusive and allow all people to be treated fairly and equally. We ensure that everyone feels safe and comfortable and know who to turn to, if they have any concerns. We continue to be committed to limiting bullying and the effect it has on people’s lives.
If you have any concerns, please visit our Safeguarding Help pages.