Big Life believes that it is always unacceptable for adults to experience abuse of any kind and recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all adults, by a commitment to a practice which protects them. The aim of this policy is to ensure that we safeguard the welfare of adults by:
Stopping abuse and neglect wherever possible
Supporting adults in a way that supports them in making choices and having control about how they want to live
Indicating that abuse will be taken seriously and acted upon
Clearly outlining risk factors associated with abuse, enabling individuals to identify where abuse is happening
Providing a clear framework for action wherever abuse is suspected, setting out how an investigation should be undertaken and the responsibilities of key individuals involved
Raising awareness about what abuse is, how to stay safe and how to raise a concern about the safety or wellbeing of an adult.