As an organisation, we work with people who have a variety of needs and experiences. In our services, safeguarding is a key part of the work we do. Within this, we have a duty of care to take action where we believe an individual has been harmed or is at risk of harm. We are proactive in our approach to safeguarding to prevent and protect individuals from harm, abuse, and neglect. We will work to keep individuals involved in decisions about their support but there may be instances where we have to take action or make decisions that are in the best interests of keeping them or others safe.
Our services provide safe and confidential support for those who need it the most. When accessing our services, our confidentiality statement will be made clear on all of our referral forms and at all initial appointments/ contacts with our team. Those accessing our services will have the opportunity to give and remove consent throughout their journey with us however we will outline the instances where we may need to share your details in order to keep you or others safe.
Within our team, we work hard to ensure that the steps we take are in line with best practice guidance and legislation. As part of this, we have identified members of our team who provide advice and guidance to those working with members of our communities. These individuals make use of our safeguarding structure, which can be seen below.
If you are concerned about a child or adult, you can also make referrals by contacting your local children’s or adult’s safeguarding board. You can find their contact details on their website.
Trustee Safeguarding Lead: Lee Broadstock
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Charlotte Cooke- Deputy Director of Delivery
Deputy Safeguarding Leads: Laura Wilkinson- Director of Operations and Sophie Lambe- Head of Delivery
Safeguarding Officers: Emine Akkunt- Talking Therapies Programme Manager, Gareth Watson- Community Safety Programme Manager, Lauren Duffy- Head of Sexual Health, Louise McIvor- Recovery Programme Manager, Mitchell Watson- Wellbeing Programme Manager, and Tyler Andrew- Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Programme Manager.
For more information on how we work to safeguard those we work with or to request copies of our safeguarding-related policies, you can contact us on 0345 3 30 30 30 or email email@example.com.