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Stop Adult Abuse Week

15-19 June 2020

This year our focus is “Looking after your community” as we all work together to support our neighbours during the national pandemic and its aftermath.

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Concerned about an adult?

If you are concerned that someone is at risk of abuse, please make an alert by ringing the Virgin Care Adult Safeguarding Team on 0300 247 0201.

01454 615165 ‐ Emergency Duty Team (EDT) for out of hours/Weekend calls

In the event of an emergency, always ring the Police on 999

Safeguarding is everyone's business.

Our approach to safeguarding adults and child protection

Guiding principles

Everyone's responsibility - Everyone at Bath and North East Somerset Carers’ Centre has a responsibility to keep children and adults who need our support safe from abuse and neglect.

Prevention – We will put sensible measures in place to prevent abuse, including the use of safe recruitment practices, promoting safe working practice and raising awareness of safeguarding.

Protection – We will provide policy, procedures, information and training to enable all staff and volunteers to identify and respond appropriately to concerns about abuse.

Partnership - We will work in partnership with statutory, regulatory and other relevant organisations to ensure that our response to safeguarding concerns are appropriate.

Empowerment – We will be person-centred and uphold rights in our safeguarding work.

Accountability - We aim to be transparent in our approaches and recognise the need for continuous learning and improvement.

Equality Statement

Bath and North East Somerset Carers’ Centre is committed to providing services which embrace diversity and that promote equality of opportunity. Everyone who accesses our services or works for us in a paid or voluntary capacity should be safe, empowered to play a part in promoting their own welfare and that of others and able to live a life free from abuse. This applies to all, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality or belief.

Joint Adult and Child Safeguarding Policy