Please share this quick video to help get the safeguarding message out to Covid-19 volunteers in Kirklees. Some useful messages for anyone who is volunteering in their local place are:
- if you see something say something
- safeguarding is everybody’s business
- as volunteers you have a safeguarding role
All volunteers should have a contact in their group or the organisation they are volunteering with, who they can raise any safeguarding concerns with. If you’re volunteering with Kirklees Council, this will be your volunteer co-ordinator.
Safeguarding training resources
Here are some useful materials from Third Sector Leaders, which were also shared with some local mutual aid groups in our online safeguarding training session.
Safeguarding adults in Kirklees
Safeguarding adults means protecting the most vulnerable from abuse and neglect. During the Covid-19 pandemic, professionals and volunteers may come into contact with individuals and families they haven’t met before. If you see something, are told something or something doesn’t feel right you need to report it. Call Kirklees Gateway to Care on 01484 414933. Don’t ignore it, report it.
Safeguarding children in Kirklees
If you think a child in Kirklees is being abused or mistreated or you have concerns about a child’s wellbeing you should call and speak to someone: