Safeguarding Training Page 1

Safeguarding is a joint responsibility.

Everyone involved in an organisation or an activity has a part to play in protecting vulnerable people. There are legal responsibilities and moral responsibilities around this, and of course your organisation will have expectations too.

This training will help you understand where you fit in.

What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding means protecting people’s health, well-being and human rights, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect.

Everyone working in the charity sector should be profoundly committed to beneficiary and associates health and care.

Safeguarding is a term most often associated with the protection of children from physical and sexual abuse. This is a very important part of safeguarding of course, but there is much more to it than that. You will learn about other forms of abuse and harm as you go through this module.