Briefing on the myths and realities about Making Safeguarding Personal
This Local Government Association (LGA) briefing is aimed at front line practitioners, operational managers, leaders at all levels in all organisations and local councillors that have a role in safeguarding adults. It can also be used by anyone interested or involved in safeguarding adults.
This briefing has been developed to address misconceptions and a superficial understanding about Making Safeguarding Personal, and to caution those who interpret this approach simplistically. It supports and promotes relationship and strength based approaches in practice. The briefing acknowledges the complexity of people’s lives and challenges for practitioners to enable people (with their representatives or advocates if they lack mental capacity) to keep themselves safe and safeguarded, and to achieve resolution and recovery in their lives.
The purpose of this briefing is to expose some ‘myths’ about Making Safeguarding Personal, which is not just about safeguarding practice but also about prevention, and strategic as well as operational safeguarding.
This is essential reading for all working in safeguarding because ‘safeguarding is everyone’s business’.