Working Together in Adult Support and Protection
Using visual tools can help to have a positive discussion about risks.
Supporting people to set the parameters of their own risks.
What does it mean for the person receiving support?
Taking risks is essential to living a full life. Self-directed support should mean greater choice and control for individuals and enabling positive risk taking is an important element of that. Most people want to be supported by organisations who understand what level of risk they are comfortable with and who will support them to manage that risk whilst still achieving their outcomes.
What does it mean for the support provider?
Developing a person-centred approach to risk enablement with the people you support, their families and other stakeholders and making sure staff are clear about the organisation’s approach to risk and are aware what their responsibilities are.
Provider’s will want to ensure accessible processes and paperwork are in place to make sure that a person’s decisions about their life and support are clearly recorded and acted upon.
What are the challenges?
Develop a risk enablement strategy for your organisation so that staff feel comfortable supporting people to take risks.