We want to make sure you are as safe as you can be, and so we will work with you to find any potential areas where you don't feel safe, either with your own or others health and wellbeing. This is so that we can help you to manage these situations, and help you keep safe, as well as your family/carers, staff, and the public.
We will always consider safety for children, young people and vulnerable adults, and try to safeguard them.
Things we would be concerned about would include: self harm; self-neglect; suicide; violence; bullying, domestic violence, substance misuse, vulnerability to abuse or neglect, sexual exploitation, moving and handling, infection control, physical health, and falls. Sometimes mental health services refer to these areas as ‘risks’ to be managed.
Therapeutic or positive risk-taking can also be used to help people to develop new skills and opportunities without compromising their safety.
We want to make sure you feel safe and supported, including:
looking at positive and balanced risky situations or behaviours, and considering the benefits and alternatives;
having confidence that care staff are using local, regional and national best practice;
feeling supported through times of emotional or physical distress;
making decisions in partnership with all relevant people and services;
being confident that all our staff are safeguarding the interests of vulnerable people of all ages;
making sure that our buildings and sites are clean and safe, and that we manage risks such as infections
We want you to experience effective, safe and appropriate care, treatment and support that meets your needs and protects your rights.
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