Safeguarding is about preventing and responding to allegations of abuse, harm or neglect of children or vulnerable adults at risk.

What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children or vulnerable adults and protect them from harm.

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Types of abuse

The commonly recognised forms of abuse are Physical, Sexual, Financial, Psychological, Discriminatory, Neglect or acts of omission, Organisational, Self Neglect, Domestic Abuse and Modern Slavery.

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How to Report Abuse

The local authority and partners have been working together to establish a Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) in Southwark.

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Safeguarding for parents and carers

Safeguarding is about protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults at risk from abuse or neglect. It also means helping children to grow up into confident, healthy and happy adults.

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Do you have concerns about a member of staff or volunteer

The purpose of this page is to outline ways in which service users, professionals working with the charity and employees can express concerns about malpractice/wrongdoing.

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Whistleblowing Policy

This policy is intended to encourage Board members, staff (paid and volunteer) and others to report suspected or actual occurrence(s) of illegal, unethical or inappropriate events (behaviors or practices) without retribution.

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Find us

Southwark Carers
3rd Floor, Walworth Methodist Church,
54 Camberwell Road, London, SE5 0EW
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Contact us

020 7708 4497

Find us

Nearest tube: Elephant & Castle underground station (Northern and Bakerloo lines).

Nearest Railway Station: Elephant & Castle

Buses from Elephant and Castle: ask bus driver for Burgess Park. Bus numbers: 12, 171, 148, 176, 68, 484, 42, 40, 45