This policy, which applies to all adult care services, sets out the values, principles and procedures underpinning this care provider’s approach to assessing and managing the risks to service users of coming to harm. It is written in line with the national health and social care standards set out in My Support, My Life, particularly Standard 2: “I am fully involved in all decisions about my care and support”, which includes:

  • 2.24: I make informed choices and decisions about the risks I take in my daily life and am encouraged to take positive risks which enhance the quality of my life

  • 2.25: I am helped to understand the impact and consequences of risky and unsafe behaviour and decisions.

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