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10.2e List ways in which the likelihood of abuse can be reduced by managing risk and focusing on prevention

You can reduce the likelihood of abuse by managing risk, focusing on prevention and encouraging risk enablement. We have already discussed risk enablement in length in a previous section. It plays a natural part in self-directed care and support and empowers the individual to take control over their own care, similar to active participation.

This helps the individual feel more confident and increases the chances of them reporting anything they are unhappy about, including harm and abuse. These are some of the things that an organisation that is active and positive about safeguarding adults should do:

Through managing risk, you can greatly reduce the likelihood of abuse and improve the quality of the care you provide to individuals.