Safeguarding means protecting people’s health, wellbeing and human rights to enable them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. Safeguarding can also be defined as protecting such groups from physical, emotional or sexual abuse or neglect.

Those most in need of protection are:

  • children
  • young people
  • vulnerable adults whose circumstances make them vulnerable

If you need to tell us about a safeguarding issue or concern relating to Spectrum’s services, please contact:

Understanding safeguarding concerns

We’ve created some materials which discuss some key safeguarding concerns, including online grooming, domestic violence and abuse, and coping with mental ill health.

Click below to read more, or visit our Document Centre to download leaflets for partners and services.

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