COMMITMENT TO SAFEGUARDING
Hi I am Ben. I am very excited to be taking on the role of Safeguarding Advocate for the company. I have always held safeguarding vulnerable adults and children as really important to me and my staff team. I want to challenge my staff team to be aware of the 10 types of abuses and to be monitoring for the signs and symptoms of abuse across our clients. I want staff to feel safeguarded and safe in their role and the environment they work. I am approachable and available to staff and clients should they have a concern, alert or query. I am hear to provide advice, guidance and be a support.
I am really looking forward to working in partnership with Helen. She has chosen us as her care provider and has immense knowledge of safeguarding. Helen has a unique insight into safeguarding formerly working in the care sector and we aim to be an effective team together for our clients and staff.
A few years ago I worked in the care sector however due to ill health I had to leave. I am now on the other side and I’m now a service user with knowledge of safeguarding. I myself know that there are risks of physical, mental, emotional and financial and feel the knowledge I have can be used with Ben to help others to ensure safety is a priority and stop abuse. I am a middle aged lady receiving a care package from Just a Little Company since July 2021. Historically I worked in the care sector however due to ill health I was unable to continue. I have been receiving care for 2 years now and having the experience of both working in the healthcare sector and receiving care allows me to have a unique insight into the risks of safeguarding from both perspectives. I am aware of the types of abuses and the signs and symptoms to monitor and feel that I have the knowledge and perspective to support Just a Little Company, particularly Ben. My goal will be to ensure that I am a point of contact for other service users and that staff attending to me and others are fully aware of safeguarding and when working with peers to ensure they feel included in the process as I want to ensure safety of all and prevent abuse from occurring.