Safeguarding is the term used to describe the policies and procedures which protect vulnerable people from abuse, harm, and neglect. All types of organisations which come into contact with the public need to have safeguarding policies; there is a duty of care and a legal responsibility for safeguarding employees, volunteers, clients, and visitors – in fact, anyone that an organisation encounters.
This year, Safeguarding Adults Week (20th – 24th November)is encouraging organisations to think about what wellbeing means to them and to the people they support. It also looks at strategies to promote the wellbeing of staff, volunteers and the people they help. For more information and training opportunities during the week, visit the Ann Craft Trust website.
If you work or volunteer for a Bucks charity or community group and you aren’t sure if you have the right measures in place, Community Impact Bucks can help. You can access free resources on their website as well as find out how they can help you be safeguarding compliant. For more information, visit Community Impact Bucks.