The 'Making Safeguarding Personal' agenda is at the heart of the Safeguarding sections of The Care Act 2014.
The ethos of MSP is to make safeguarding person centred, outcome focused and less 'process driven'. This means supporting the individual by involving them and supporting them to have choice and control to improve their quality of life, safety and well-being. This is a move away from safeguarding being 'done to' an individual to working with them to make choices and understanding risk taking.
The emphasis must be on sensible risk appraisal, not risk avoidance, which takes into account individuals' preferences, histories, circumstances and lifestyles to achieve a proportionate tolerance of acceptable risks.