What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding is making sure people are safe from abuse, ill treatment, neglect or exploitation.

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Safeguarding adults
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Safeguarding children
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Our approach to safeguarding

Mencap have an obligation to keep the people with a learning disability that we support and work with, safe. 

This means ensuring that they maintain choice and control over their lives, and feel safe when they do so, including adults as well as all children and young people aged under 18 years old. 

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Raising a safeguarding concern

Everyone who has any dealings with Mencap should feel confident in the quality of our support and feel safe at all times. 

If you don’t feel this way, please tell us.

Report a concern
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