Associated Page: Safeguarding Policy
This document is the Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policy for QUADRANT LEISURE CIC which will be followed by all members of the organisation and promoted by those in the position of leadership within the organisation.
This policy shall ensure employees are competent and confident in carrying out their responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting Vulnerable Adult’s welfare.
We know that being a person aged 18 or over who has a condition of the following type:
- a substantial learning or physical disability;
- a physical or mental illness or mental disorder, chronic or otherwise, including an addiction to alcohol or drugs;
- or, a significant reduction in physical or mental capacity makes them vulnerable to abuse by adults.
The purpose of this policy is to make sure that the actions of any adult in the context of the work carried out by the organisation are transparent, safeguard and promote the welfare of all young people.
Principles upon which the Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policy is based:
- The welfare of young people and vulnerable adults is of primary concern
- All young people and vulnerable adults, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, socio-economic status, religious belief and/or sexual identify have the right to safeguarding from abuse
- It is everyone’s responsibility to report any concerns about abuse to the Designated Safeguarding Officer, and the responsibility of the Social Services Department and the Police to conduct, where appropriate a joint investigation
- All incidents of alleged poor practice, misconduct and abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately
- All personal data will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.
Those people in positions of responsibility within the organisation will work in accordance with the interests of Vulnerable Adults and young people and follow the policy outlined below
Quadrant Leisure recognises that all people regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religious beliefs or sexual orientation have an equal right to protection from all types of harm or abuse and is committed to safeguarding the welfare of vulnerable adults that we work with.
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policy
Safeguarding is a term used to denote the duties and responsibilities that those providing a health, social or education service have to carry out / perform to protect individuals from harm.
Best practice is that safeguarding duties extend to whole organisation policies, values and ethos, and include all staff. It is better to be broad in scope as a provider in order to ensure a safer environment.
Immediate Action to Ensure Safety
Immediate action may be necessary at any stage in involvement with Vulnerable Adults. IN ALL CASES IT IS VITAL TO TAKE WHATEVER ACTION IS NEEDED TO SAFEGUARD THE ADULT OR ADULTS CONCERNED i.e.:
- If emergency medical attention is required this can be secured by calling an ambulance (dial 999) or taking a Vulnerable Adult to the nearest Accident and Emergency Department.
- If a adult is in immediate danger the police should be contacted (dial 999) as they alone have the power to remove a adult immediately if protection is necessary, via their powers to use Police Protection.
Quadrant Leisure will ensure that any records made in relation to a referral are kept confidentially and in a secure place.
Information in relation to Vulnerable Adult protection concerns should be shared on a “need to know” basis. However, the sharing of information is vital to Vulnerable Adult protection and, therefore, the issue of confidentiality is secondary to a Vulnerable Adult’s need for protection.
How to contact Quadrant Leisure CIC
Write: Quadrant Leisure CIC, John Willie Sams Centre, Market St, Dudley, Newcastle upon Tyne NE23 7HS
SMS / WhatsApp: 07943 014 585
Email: admin @ quadrantleisure.org
Last review: 30/11/2022