Clients, staff and volunteers or anyone working on behalf of:
- Protect vulnerable adults. This includes all adults who use or work with our services.
- Provide staff and volunteers with the overarching principles that guide our approach to safeguarding.
Future Intentions Yorkshire believes a vulnerable adult should never experience abuse of any kind. We have a responsibility to promote the health and well-being of all adults to keep them safe. We are committed to good practice in a way to protect them.
This policy has been drawn up on the basis of law and guidance that seeks to protect vulnerable adults
- Data Protection Act 1998
- Relevant government guidance on safeguarding adults.
We recognise that:
- The health and wellbeing of adults is paramount, as enshrined in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006.
- All adults, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity, have a right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse.
- Some adults are additionally vulnerable because of the impact of previous experiences, their level of dependency, communication needs or other issues.
- Working in partnership with adults and other agencies is essential in promoting the health and wellbeing of those with needs that make them vulnerable.
We will seek to keep adults safe by:
- Valuing them, listening to and respecting them.
- Providing effective management for staff and volunteers through supervision, support and training.
- Recruiting staff and volunteers safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made.
- Sharing information about safeguarding vulnerable adults and good practice with staff and volunteers and anyone involved in the work of Future Intentions Yorkshire.
- Sharing concerns with agencies who need to know and involving support persons where appropriate.