Safeguarding is protecting the welfare and human rights of people that interact with, or are affected by, our services, particularly people at risk of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
At Life Without Barriers, we all share responsibility for safeguarding. We are all responsible for making sure the people we support are safe and supported to live the life they choose. Everyone has the right to be respected and safe, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or age.
We have a role to empower those we support to understand their rights and to partner with them to ensure they are protected from abuse, neglect and exploitation.
Safeguarding people’s rights enables them to grow, develop and thrive.
Our Life Without Barriers Safeguarding Framework details the basic principles, elements, processes and systems supporting quality safeguarding practices across our organisation. People are better protected when they have informal and formal safeguards suited to them.