Safeguarding is all about having the knowledge and awareness to understand various types of abuse, being able to identify the signs and what to look for; knowing what steps to take if you suspect abuse is happening and knowing what to do if a child or an adult discloses abuse.
Understanding the Safeguarding agenda will also help ensure your organisation works responsibly and safely, without placing staff in vulnerable positions.
signposting to appropriate support, including Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check agencies etc.
providing Safeguarding Policy and Procedure templates
free fact sheets to help you become more informed about safeguarding (see below)
help you to sign up to My Learning Source so you can access free safeguarding training
The named person in Community Southwark who can support you with the above is Deborah Hayman, Director of Development & Partnerships. You can contact via email [email protected]
It is vital for all those in positions of trust to understand the power this can give them over those they care for and the responsibility they must exercise as a consequence of this relationship.
This page was created for safeguarding resources and information related to the coronavirus outbreak.
The section contains links to external service provider information and guidance related to safeguarding.
Information coming soon.