CQC Safeguarding

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The safeguarding protocol is a key priority for the CQC. Their aim is to protect and promote the rights of those who are most in need. Whether they are children, young people or adults whose circumstances make them vulnerable. Social care providers play an important role in the protection of members of the public from harm and are responsible for ensuring that services and support are delivered safely and to the highest quality.
According to the Social Care Institute of Excellence, safeguarding encompasses six key concepts: empowerment, protection, prevention, proportionate responses, partnership and accountability. Although they have their own protocol, the CQC wish to see these things delivered to those using the services that social care provides.
Whether services are provided by the NHS, local authorities, private companies or voluntary organisations, the CQC make sure that people get better care. They aim to do this by:
– Driving improvement across …