In order for safeguarding to work effectively we need people to understand what it is, why it’s relevant to them and what they should do in the future should they suspect abuse is occurring. The world unfortunately is not always as safe as we think and so it is important that as human beings we know what it means to safeguard and to truly care for others.
Over the past few months we have been working in collaboration with a variety of professionals who are, in one way and another, involved or responsible for safeguarding. From charity organisations, local churches to professional magicians and voluntary organisations, we asked a handful of our peers to help us explain what Safeguarding is and to give us their advice on what people should be aware of as a minimum.
The following video includes a definition of Safeguarding, examples and details about the types of harm, how we can recognise the signs of abuse and most importantly what we should do if we have concerns.
So, what is Safeguarding?
The message is clear – If you suspect something is wrong or abuse is happening then don’t ignore it, be brave, go ahead and tell someone. If you’re concerned that an adult is at risk of abuse report it to your local adult social care team or if it’s an urgent concern, report it to the police.
The Ann Craft Trust would like to thank the following people and organisations for their participation in this video.
- Steve Kiekopf, Sense
- Caroline Morrice, Gain
- Sue Martindale, MacIntyre
- Frances Danylac, SIBS
- Riaz Ravat, St Philips Centre
- Todd Landman, Professional Magician and University of Nottingham.
- Martyn Walley, Woodgreen Church
- Maria Martinez, Rotary.
If you would like to know more about Safeguarding click here
If you would like to test your knowledge of Safeguarding, then why not take our free online checklist to assess your own understanding and gain access to more useful resources to help you learn about policy, procedures and practices Click here to begin your checklist.
This video has been funded as part of our commitment to the Safer Social Sector Partnership* in connection with the National Lottery and NCVO.
*The Safer Social Sector Partnership is coordinated by the National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO). It involves 13 national umbrella bodies and organisations. They share their skills, knowledge and experience so that all voluntary organisations can be a safe place for beneficiaries, volunteers and staff.