The Principles of Safeguarding

The following simple principles apply to promote the protection of children and vulnerable adults:

  • The child’s or vulnerable adult’s welfare is the first consideration.
  • All children and vulnerable adults regardless of their age, gender, disability, race, religion or sexual identity have the right to be protected from abuse and to be treated with dignity.

All those working with children should have the knowledge and awareness to permit them to make informed decisions to prevent placing themselves or children at risk.