SAFEGUARDING ADULTS POLICY
BOVEY CASTLE GC is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and positive
environment for all individuals involved in golf.
Safeguarding duties apply to an adult who:
• Has needs for care and support (whether or not the local authority is meeting any of
those needs) and;
• Is experiencing, or is at risk of, abuse or neglect; and;
• As a result of those care and support needs is unable to protect themselves from
either the risk of, or the experience of, abuse or neglect.
PRINCIPLES IN RELATION TO ADULTS AT RISK
The Care and Support Statutory Guidance Section 14.13 sets out the following six key
principles which underpin all adult safeguarding work:
• Empowerment: People being supported and encouraged to make their own decisions
and informed consent.
• Prevention: It is better to take action before harm occurs.
• Proportionality: The least intrusive response appropriate to the risk presented.
• Protection: Support and representation for those in greatest need.
• Partnership: Local solutions through services working with their communities.
Communities have a part to play in preventing, detecting and reporting neglect and
• Accountability: Accountability and transparency in delivering safeguarding.
Making safeguarding personal is the concept that adult safeguarding should be person led
and outcome focused. It engages the person in a conversation about how best to respond to
their safeguarding situation in a way that enhances involvement, choice and control. As well
as improving quality of life, well-being and safety.
Wherever possible discuss safeguarding concerns with the adult to get their view of what
they would like to happen and keep them involved in the safeguarding process, seeking
their consent to share information outside of the organisation where necessary.
The principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) state that every individual has the right
to make their own decisions and provides the framework for this to happen.