Safeguarding Adults Champions Scheme

The Safeguarding Adults Champion scheme provides a link between the Safeguarding Adults Board and our voluntary, community and statutory services in Gateshead.

What is a Safeguarding Adults Champion?

Safeguarding Adults Champions are named individuals within organisations that operate in Gateshead. 

Gateshead Safeguarding Adults Champions will be responsible for:

  • raising awareness about Safeguarding Adults within their organisation
  • ensuring that all staff, volunteers and service users within their organisation are aware of the Gateshead Multi-agency safeguarding adult policies and procedures
  • disseminating updates on key legislation, policies, training and other information
  • being a single point of contact within your organisation for Safeguarding Adults information and advice

Champions do not need to be managers - champions can be managers, front line practitioners or volunteers.

Champions do not need to be an expert in Safeguarding Adults before signing up.

What can a Safeguarding Adults Champion expect?

Champions will be supported by the Gateshead Safeguarding Adults Board.

Champions can expect:

  • bespoke awareness raising sessions
  • invitation to an annual Safeguarding Adults Champions event
  • information regarding learning and training opportunities
  • regular Safeguarding Adults updates

 

Sign up to be a Safeguarding Adults Champion

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