The people we support deserve to live the life that they choose – a life that is safe and free from any form of abuse.
We aim to strike a balance between supporting people to lead independent, fulfilling and self-determined lives – including the right to make unwise decisions – whilst managing the risks that they are exposed to as a result of their learning disability or autism, all in the context of the Mental Capacity Act.
Everyone connected to Discovery should be confident that the people we support receive the highest quality of care in a safe and regulated environment.
Discovery takes a personalised approach in how we respond to any safeguarding experience. Our staff have the knowledge, skills and confidence to address safeguarding issues.
Our recruitment, training and development approaches are informed by safeguarding experience. We actively encourage people to speak out loudly about the things that matter to them. Throughout this, we listen and we learn.
Our independently-chaired Safeguarding Panel reviews safeguarding incidents in order to embed learning across our organisation.
Our safeguarding policy reflects our commitment to be an exemplar organisation in all that we do, including how we respond to safeguarding issues.