What is safeguarding?
Safeguarding children is the process of protection from abuse or neglect, preventing impairment of their health, well being and development and ensuring they are living in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care that enables them to have optimum life chances.
Adults also have the right to live free from violence, fear and abuse.
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility
There is a duty on organisations to make appropriate arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. Government guidance makes it clear that it is a shared responsibility and depends upon effective joint working between agencies and professionals that have different roles and expertise
Our commitment to safeguarding
We are committed to protecting and supporting vulnerable people including children, young people and adults at risk of being abused or neglected.
Our personnel frequently work with families and their children, in their homes, schools and communities and have a duty of care to take action to prevent the suffering of a child or vulnerable adult.
Our Safeguarding Policy, Guidance & Procedures demonstrates clear guidelines and good practice for those working with children and vulnerable adults.
We work in partnership with other agencies and the Local Safeguarding Adults Partnership Boards and Local Safeguarding Children Boards for Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster and Barnsley. Access to their websites can be found in the links below.