Keeping Safe

Safeguarding is a term used to describe measures to protect the health, well-being and human rights of individuals, which allow people — especially children, young people and vulnerable adults — to live free from abuse, harm and neglect.

Safeguarding is everyone's business, and it’s important that organisations work together to protect people who need help and support.

Carers FIRST is committed to safeguarding and have robust policy and procedures in place which applies to all staff, volunteers, Trustees or anyone working on behalf of Carers FIRST. Safeguarding forms part of Carers FIRST’s everyday practice and is an integral part of induction, training, individual and group supervisions for staff and volunteers.

We require all staff and volunteers to undergo a DBS check in line with the guidance issued by the Disclosure and Barring Service and undertake specific safeguarding training.  Read our Safeguarding Policy >>

What to do if you are worried about an adult

If you think a crime is being or has been committed, or someone is in immediate danger, call the police on 999.

If immediate action is not needed but you are concerned you can contact the police by calling 101.

Please click on your area below to find out more information and contact details of who you can talk to if you are concerned about yourself or another adult:

If you live in a different area, please contact your local authority and search Safeguarding.

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