National Contacts Keywords
Back to Index
About this feature.
Size: View this resource with small text View this resource with medium text View this resource with large text View this resource with high visibility

Personal Care

Regulated Activity under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 as amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 includes the provision of Personal Care.

Personal Care in Relation to Children

  • Assistance which is given to a child who is in need of it by reason of illness or disability and is given in connection with eating or drinking (including administration of parenteral nutrition); toileting (including in relation to the process of menstruation); washing, bathing or dressing; or any form of training, instruction, advice or guidance relating to the performance of such activities;
  • The prompting (together with supervision) of a child, who is in need of it by reason of illness or disability, in relation to the performance of any of the above activities where the child is unable to make a decision in relation to performing such an activity without prompting and supervision.

Personal Care in Relation to Vulnerable Adults

  • Physical assistance, given to a person who is in need of it by reason of age, illness or disability, in connection with eating or drinking (including the administration of parenteral nutrition); toileting including in relation to the process of menstruation); washing bathing or dressing; oral care, or the care of skin, hair or nails; or any form of training, instruction, advice or guidance relating to the performance of such activities; 
  • The prompting, together with supervision, of a person who is in need of it by reason of age, illness or disability in relation to the performance of any of the above activities where the person is unable to make a decision in relation to performing such an activity without such prompting and supervision.