Safeguarding is a real passion of ours and we constantly aim to minimise opportunities for any form of abuse by following our high profile Safeguarding programme.
Our in-house Safeguarding training is local authority accredited. We begin this training during the induction week of new employees, including an interactive course which also introduces all relevant processes and policies, guidelines, contact details, learning points and outcomes. It also includes a bespoke DVD presentation from a parent of one of the individuals whom we support, emphasising the part that support workers play when working with vulnerable adults. This is particularly poignant as, before coming to Homes Caring for Autism, her son had been subject to abuse.
We have a parent Safeguarding representative to provide an independant point of contact and a 'critical friend' for the company.