- PCN is committed to the safeguarding of children and adults with care and support needs and ensuring their well-being.
- We recognise that we all have a responsibility to help prevent the physical, sexual, psychological, financial and discriminatory abuse and neglect of adults at risk of harm and abuse, and to report any such abuse that we discover or suspect.
- We recognise the personal dignity and rights of adults and children and will ensure all our policies and procedures reflect this.
We are committed to:
- Following statutory guidelines in relation to safeguarding children and adults.
- Implementing the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Acts 1995 and 2005, Equality Act 2010 and all other relevant legislation.
- Supporting, resourcing and training those who undertake this work.
- Ensuring that we are keeping up to date with national and local developments relating to safeguarding.
- Ensuring that everyone agrees to abide by these recommendations and the guidelines established by this organisation.
- Supporting all in the organisation affected by abuse.
- Children’s Social Services has lead responsibility for investigating all allegations or suspicions of abuse where there are concerns about a child. Adult Social Care has lead responsibility for investigating all allegations or suspicions of abuse where there are concerns about an adult with care and support needs.
- Where an allegation suggests that a criminal offence may have been committed then the police should be contacted as a matter of urgency.
- Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.
We will review this statement and our policy annually
If you have any concerns for a child or adult, then contact one of the following who each have been approved as safeguarding co-ordinators for this organisation. You can use the online contact form for this purpose, marking your message: for the attention of the Safeguarding Co-ordinator.
Carol Steinbrecher – Safeguarding Co-Ordinator
Rob McGibbon – Deputy Safeguarding Co-Ordinator