Staff in public bodies have to look after your human rights in three ways. They have to:
- Respect your human rights. This means staff should not take away your rights on purpose.
- Protect your human rights. This means staff should step in and help you if they know your rights are at risk. This is sometimes called safeguarding.
- Fulfil your human rights. This means if something has gone wrong, public bodies must find out why so they can stop this from happening again.
Staff working in public services may need to think about other laws, such as the Care Act. Staff working in public services have to make sure they are looking after your human rights at the same time.