Across the whole of Foundation, our colleagues and customers will be addressing #NationalSafeguardingWeek. Safeguarding is everyone’s business. For our customers, it’s important that they feel that their safeguarding concerns are well met. As professionals, our colleagues at Foundation must ask themselves, ‘am I doing my part?’

In an organisation that works with a large variation of vulnerable groups, it is paramount that Foundation’s safeguarding practices are rigorous. Foundation colleagues are attending Safeguarding events across the North this week to help raise awareness about how Foundation works with vulnerable groups.

Working with victims of domestic abuse, to children who are witnesses and victims of that abuse, Foundation’s domestic abuse services work in partnership with local councils and services to ensure that safeguarding is paramount.

Our work with adult offenders calls on us to be looking at safeguarding from the perspective of our customers and their local communities. Foundation knows how important it is to individuals, who are working to turn their lives around, that they are safe in their community. For communities it is vital that they are reassured that those who need help and support, are receiving it.

Our work with Young People and with Care Leavers sees all to often see the vulnerability of at risk children, where safeguarding practices and structures play a vital role.

Here are links to how just some of our partners and local area councils are marking Safeguarding Week: (for more information search #NationalSafeguardingWeek)