Safeguarding

Our Group is committed to protecting people's health, well-being and human rights. We adopt a pro-active approach to safeguarding to ensure so far as is reasonably practicable, that all individuals accessing our services can do so without fear of harm, abuse and/or neglect.

We take the safeguarding of adults at risk and children extremely seriously and have clear policies and procedures in place to try to ensure that the people  we support are protected from harm.

Please help us to keep everyone safe by immediately reporting any concerns you may have that someone is being abused or harmed, or may be at risk of abuse or harm.

Abuse may include (this is not a complete list):

  • Physical abuse - including hitting, slapping, pushing, kicking, misuse of medication, restraint or inappropriate sanctions.
  • Sexual abuse - unwanted touching, kissing, sexual assault or sexual acts to which a person has not or could not consent to, or was pressured into consenting to.
  • Emotional/psychological abuse - shouting or swearing that makes a person afraid or behaviour that is threatening or isolating.
  • Financial or material abuse - theft or fraud in relation to money or property, taken without consent or under pressure.
  • Neglect and acts of omission - not being cared for properly or denied privacy, choice or social contact.
  • Domestic violence - including psychological, physical, sexual, financial, emotional abuse or so-called ‘honour’-based violence.
  • Discriminatory abuse - suffering from the above on the grounds of religion, culture, age, gender, sexuality or disability.
  • Modern slavery – including human trafficking, forced labour and domestic servitude.
  • Organisational abuse – mistreatment or abuse by a ‘regime’ within an institution or service.

 

Reporting a Safeguarding Issue

We take safeguarding issues very seriously and are committed to ensuring that everyone we come into contact with is protected from harm.

If you are concerned about a child or a vulnerable adult, please report this immediately to our designated safeguarding leads via email:

ReportSafeguarding@longhurst-group.org.uk.

You can also contact the social care department at your local authority. 

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