All adults have a right to be safe and to live a life free from harm.
Together with the Mental Health Commission (MHC), we have developed National Standards for Adult Safeguarding.
The national standards promote a consistent approach to preventing and responding to harm if it does occur. They support the development of a culture where safeguarding is embedded into practice rather than being viewed as a separate activity. The national standards offer a common language to describe adult safeguarding in health and social care services and help people using services to understand what they should expect from a service that is committed to promoting their rights, health and wellbeing and protecting them from the risk of harm.