Working together to safeguard adults with care and support needs

What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding’ means protecting an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect.

It is about people and organisations working together to prevent and stop both the risks and experience of abuse or neglect. At the same time it is essential that we make sure the person’s views, wishes, feelings and beliefs are a key part of deciding on any action.

‘Abuse’ is when someone does something to you that you do not like and you want to stop.

‘Neglect’ is when you are not being given the care and support that you need to live your life.

Cheshire East Service User Sub-Group have created the attached 3 minute spoken word video about Adult Abuse and have kindly allowed us to share it.  We would welcome your feedback.