Safeguarding & Prevent
Safeguarding means the protection of vulnerable individuals from abuse and neglect and upholding their right to live in safety. Prevent is about safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism, and is part of the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy.
As part of your course, you will be introduced to these concepts and better understand your rights, responsibilities and how to identify issues for yourself, your friends and your loved ones.
Safeguarding means the protection of vulnerable individuals from abuse and neglect and upholding their right to live in safety. The Care Act statutory guidance defines adult safeguarding as:
“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”
Forms of abuse, and signs
See the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) website for information on forms and signs of abuse.
If you feel you need to raise a concern about any Safeguarding matter, contact your organisation’s Safeguarding Team, or the JGA Safeguarding team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prevent is about safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism. Prevent is 1 of the 4 elements of CONTEST, the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy. It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.
The Prevent strategy:
- Responds to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views;
- Provides practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support; and
- Works with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health) where there are risks of radicalisation that we need to deal with.
Radicalisation is the process by which a person comes to support terrorism and extremist ideologies. If you are worried someone close to you is becoming radicalised act early and seek help. The sooner you reach out, the quicker we can protect the person you care about from being groomed and exploited by extremists.
You can find some advice in the police counter-terrorism website.
If you or someone you know is at risk you can raise your concerns and make a referral to email@example.com.