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Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults A Shared Responsibility

Standards & Guidance for Good Practice in Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

The development of Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults – A Shared Responsibility, as Guidance primarily for voluntary, community and independent sector organisations, is part of an ongoing programme of government activity to improve safeguards for vulnerable adults in Northern Ireland. This Guidance defines a standard of practice across a range of organisational activities deemed necessary to safeguard vulnerable adults from harm. It is designed to help organisations establish the minimum standard of practice required to reduce the risk of abuse of the vulnerable adults with whom they work. It defines the criteria considered necessary to meet that standard of practice and includes a range of resources, which I am certain organisations, large and small, will find invaluable.