NHS England define Safeguarding as "protecting a citizen’s health, wellbeing and human rights; enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. It is an integral part of providing high-quality health care. Safeguarding children, young people and adults is a collective responsibility."
Safeguarding is a vital component of many job roles covering different sectors, from doctors and nurses, social workers and carers, school teachers and caretakers to bus drivers, sports coaches and religious officials. Anyone who has any direct contact with children or vulnerable adults requires the adequate level of safeguarding training in order to spot the signs and symptoms of abuse (both physical and mental) and know the processes involved in dealing.