Unit name: Safeguarding and Protection in Care Settings
Learning outcome: 1. Understand principles of safeguarding adults
Assessment criteria: 1.2 Explain own role and responsibilities in safeguarding individuals
As a care worker, it is your responsibility to report any concerns or suspicions that you have regarding potential abuse or neglect against vulnerable individuals.
You should be familiar with your own organisation’s Safeguarding Policy and Procedure and report your concerns to the relevant person or person(s). This may be a designated safeguarding lead, your line manager or somebody else.
Your day-to-day practice should embrace person-centred values and you should empower vulnerable individuals to understand their rights and be as independent as possible. This can reduce the likelihood of abuse occurring. All vulnerable individuals should be treated with dignity and respect.