New Safeguarding Adults Policy released

Wolves have capped Safeguarding Adults Week by releasing an easy-read version of its Safeguarding Adults Policy.

Designed to be clear and easily accessed by all, the new easy-read Safeguarding Adults Policy can be found by clicking here.

Promoted by the Ann Craft Trust, a national charity that aims to minimise the risk of abuse of disabled children and adults, Safeguarding Adults Week has been taking place between the 16th and 22nd of November.

Wolves’ head of safeguarding, Lisa Carter, said: "We wanted to launch an easy read document so that it could be better understood by adults with learning disabilities, and also produce an easily accessible document that provides a clear understanding of how we are working to safeguard adults at Wolves.

"Often in safeguarding we can get caught up in jargon and it’s useful for everyone to remember it’s really just about listening to people and working together to keep people safe."

The safeguarding adults policy and procedures document sets out the best practice framework for Wolves to respond to safeguarding concerns, while at the same time it promotes the importance of safeguarding adults throughout the football club.

Carter added: "As we reach the end of our Safeguarding Adults Week we have been reminded how important safeguarding adults is and we have loved having the opportunity to focus on adults during this week.

"We have taken the opportunity to help raise understanding across the workforce so that  everyone feels informed enough to look for signs, know how to report concerns so we can together create safe spaces and actively work to prevent abuse from occurring.

"The Care Act 2014 put the safeguarding of adults on a statutory footing and as we, at Wolves, have regular contact regular with the public, we have a crucial role to play in the support, identification and reporting of adults who may be at risk of harm."