Safeguarding Review

Safeguarding is at the heart of all we do at Heart of England Mencap.

We are committed to creating a safe environment for our staff, volunteers and the people we support by ensuring that the fundamental principles of safeguarding are upheld at all levels.

This involves continual learning and reflection and over the past few months we have been working with an external organisation – The Ann Craft Trust – who are experts in all things safeguarding to help us review our safeguarding practices.

Together, we have designed and are now delivering a new training programme to all employees and trustees. The training recognises safeguarding adults is a complex area incorporating risk and human rights and allows for discussion to ensure that safeguarding principles and obligations are understood and form part of our everyday practice.

Our friends at ACT recognise that safeguarding is a clear priority for Heart of England Mencap, and we thank them for expertise and continued support.