Child protection and safeguarding adults
We have a legal duty to protect you if you are aged under 18 or classed as a vulnerable adult – but we will help everyone stay safe regardless of our legal duty.
Everyone that works for 1625 Independent People is trained to be able to support you to stay safe and they all have the same responsibility to help keep you safe, e. g. your support or housing worker, our volunteers and young ambassadors, our administrators and maintenance team, our managers and our board of trustees.
Your worker will use risk assessments to find out what is going on and agree risk management and / or support plans with you to help you stay safe immediately and then prevent or manage any ongoing risks – you have a right to have these plans regularly reviewed and the right to be given a copy (or ask for a copy to be given to any other professionals working with you).
If we are worried that you or someone else is at risk of serious harm we will try and discuss this with you first – sometimes this isn’t possible and we may have to tell someone else immediately so that we can keep you or them safe – but we will always deal with the situation sensitively.
When we think it is the right thing to do – we will work closely and cooperate with social workers, the police, other involved agencies and your family to make sure that everyone is working together to keep you safe.
You can also read this young person’s guide (working together to safeguard children) to find out what to expect about services working together.