Safeguarding refers to the process of protecting individuals from harm, abuse, neglect or any other for of mistreatment. The primary objective of safeguarding is to ensure the safety, wellbeing and rights of individuals, especially those who may be more susceptible to harm due to their age, physical or mental health, disability or other factors. children, young people and adults who are in danger of harm - to live free from abuse, harm and neglect.
We are both obliged by regulation and as part of our Quaker witness to safeguard those who need it within our Area Meeting. Our safeguarding policy and procedures outline the measures that we have put in place to prevent, detect, and respond to potential risks and incidents of harm.
Fiona Waddington, Lead Safeguarding Coordinator for P&HAM
Michelle Fisher, Deputy Safeguarding Co-ordinator