Safeguarding at Surrey Adult Learning
- Safeguarding information for learners
Safeguarding information for learners
Safeguarding and You
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. We all need to be aware of our responsibility.
If something doesn’t seem right, report it.
If you are a learner with SAL and have any questions on Safeguarding including Prevent e.g. different types of abuse; possible signs of abuse or how to report your concerns, contact one of our SAL safeguarding team. If you are not currently learning with us, please contact the Surrey Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) with any concern you may have. Contact details below.
Safeguarding Adults Week is a time for everyone to come together to raise awareness of important safeguarding issues and to support people to feel confident in recognising signs of possible abuse and neglect and reporting safeguarding concerns. In today’s society there are new potential sources of abuse to consider.
Each day of the week has a different theme:
- Monday – Exploitation and County Lines
The number of people at risk of exploitation has increased largely due to lockdowns and increased isolation and economic concerns. In Surrey exploitation of vulnerable adults is one of the Surrey Community Safety Team’s current areas of focus Find out more at Serious and organised crime - Healthy Surrey
- Tuesday – Self-neglect
The term self-neglect covers a wide range of behaviour neglecting to care for one’s personal hygiene, health or surroundings. Find out more at What is Self-Neglect? - Ann Craft Trust
- Wednesday – Creating Safer Organisational Cultures
All SAL staff and volunteers receive safeguarding training to help them spot possible signs of abuse. If you have a concern about someone else, want to talk about your own situation or simply have a question about any aspect of safeguarding including the Prevent Duty, contact one of our safeguarding team not just during this special week but at any time.
- Thursday – Elder Abuse
Is a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, within any relationship which causes distress or harm to an older person. The World Health Organisation has found that rates of elder abuse have increased since the pandemic. Around one in six people aged 60 years and older experience some form of abuse in a community setting.
- Friday – Domestic Abuse in Tech-Society
Technology can help keep people safe but abusers can also use technology to cause harm. Refuge has published resources to support people at risk of tech-abuse: Information and support on tech abuse | Refuge Tech Safety
- Saturday & Sunday – Safeguarding in Everyday Life
Safeguarding is not only important at SAL, it is just as important in our communities and everyday life.
- Safeguarding Team
SAL Safeguarding Team:
Chrissie Walsh - Safeguarding Officer - 07968 833357
Sarah French - Safeguarding Officer - 07977 425168
Louise Williamson - Safeguarding Officer - 07970 276055
Lisa Woodward - Designated Safeguarding Lead - 07968 832445
Surrey Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub:
For concerns about an adult–
email@example.com 0300 470 9100
For concerns about a child-
firstname.lastname@example.org 0300 470 9100
- Safeguarding and Prevent posters
Safeguarding and Prevent posters