Healthwatch Sutton is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its members, engaged in the breadth of its activities. We recognise that we must at all times protect adults at risk at our activities from the risk of abuse and identify and deal with specific instances of abuse if they occur.
The purpose of this policy is to outline the duty and responsibility of staff, directors and volunteers working on behalf of Healthwatch Sutton in relation to the protection of adults at risk from abuse. It is to enable staff, directors and volunteers to make informed and confident responses to specific adult at risk protection issues.
All adults have the right to be safe from harm and should be able to live free from fear of abuse, neglect and exploitation.