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 risks and experience of abuse or neglect, whilst at the same time ensuring the adult’s wellbeing is promoted.
Also, 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 uncertain and have unclear or unrealistic views about their personal circumstances.
If you have any concerns about a vulnerable adult, please speak to your GP or Practice Nurse.
The East Croydon Medical Centre is committed to protecting Children and Vulnerable Adults and we will make their welfare our highest priority. Where additional support is necessary this will include working with other agencies.
If you have any concerns about a vulnerable child, please speak to your GP or Practice Nurse.