This document describes the policy of this care service on safeguarding children, for whom the service might have some responsibility. It should be linked to the agency’s main support and protection of vulnerable adults policy concerning definitions of abuse and its overall approach to safeguarding. It also should be linked to local child protection policies and procedures, which will reflect a commitment to the 10 core principles described in Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) and the current National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland.
The care service is also aware of the importance of achieving the national health and social care standards, My Support, My Life, particularly section 3. “I have confidence in the people who care for and support me” under “Wellbeing” states:
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