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Safeguarding principles

Effective practice, in line with legislation and guidance, is most likely to take place if there is consistency between the principles underpinning legislation, guidance and those promoted in the procedures.

Effective safeguarding requires:

More specifically, every person in contact with or working with adults at risk of abuse and neglect, their carers, and their families; or with adults who may pose a safeguarding risk; or are responsible for arranging services for children and/or adults, should: