Adult Safeguarding Assurance Questionnaire

Closes 5 Oct 2022

Opened 5 Jul 2022

Overview

The tool is for the ASC assurance exercise which was initiated by the Directors with a view to ensure that risks are appropriately appraised and mitigated on self-approved safeguarding concerns and enquiries. 

Adult safeguarding – what it is and why it matters

CSSG 14.7 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, while at the same time making sure that the adult’s wellbeing is promoted including, where appropriate, having regard to their views, wishes, feelings and beliefs in deciding on any action. This must recognise that adults sometimes have complex interpersonal relationships and may be ambivalent, unclear, or unrealistic about their personal circumstances.

CSSG 14.8 Organisations should always promote the adult’s wellbeing in their safeguarding arrangements. People have complex lives and being safe is only one of the things they want for themselves. Professionals should work with the adult to establish what being safe means to them and how that can be best achieved. Professionals and other staff should not be advocating ‘safety’ measures that do not take account of individual well-being, as defined in Section 1 of the Care Act.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Support for adults