The Campaign Bootcamp Safeguarding Adults Policy

Campaign Bootcamp believes that all adults should be able to enjoy the activities of the charity in a happy, safe and secure environment. This policy demonstrates Campaign Academy Ltd’s, trading as Campaign Bootcamp, commitment to keeping safe the adults at risk with whom it works alongside.

Campaign Academy Ltd acknowledges its duty to act appropriately to any allegations, reports or suspicions of abuse of those adults with whom it works.

It is important to have the policy and procedures in place so that staff, volunteers, programme attendees and carers, management committee and anyone else working for or on behalf of Campaign Bootcamp can work to prevent abuse and know what to do /how to report in the event that abuse occurs or is suspected of occurring.

The Policy Statement and Procedures have been drawn up in order to enable Campaign Academy Ltd to:

  • promote good practice and work in a way that can prevent harm, abuse and coercion occurring;
  • to ensure that any allegations of abuse or suspicions are dealt with appropriately and the person experiencing abuse is supported; and
  • to stop that abuse from occurring.

The six key principles that underpin all adult safeguarding work are:

  • Empowerment. People being supported and encouraged to make their own decisions and informed consent.
  • Prevention. It is better to take action before harm occurs.
  • Proportionality. The least intrusive response appropriate to the risk presented.
  • Protection. Support and representation for those in greatest need, with a coordinated response to adult safeguarding.
  • Partnership. Local solutions through services working with their communities. Communities have a part to play in preventing, detecting and reporting neglect and abuse.
  • Accountability. Accountability and transparency in delivering safeguarding.

Adult at risk is defined as a person who:

  • is aged 18 or over;
  • needs care and support (whether or not the local authority is meeting any of those needs);
  • is experiencing, or at risk of, abuse or neglect; and
  • as a result of those care and support needs is unable to protect themselves from either the risk of, or the experience of abuse or neglect

The Adult may need additional support to protect themselves in circumstances whereby additional factors are present. These additional factors may included such as physical frailty, chronic illness, sensory impairment, challenging behaviour, drug or alcohol problems, social or emotional problems, poverty or homelessness.

The policy applies to all staff, including senior managers, management committee members, trustees, paid staff, volunteers, sessional workers, consultants, agency staff and anyone else working for or on behalf of Campaign Bootcamp (“team members”).

It is acknowledged that significant numbers of adults are at risk of being abused or harmed. It is therefore important that Campaign Bootcamp has a Safeguarding Adults Policy, which prescribes procedures to follow if concerns are raised and puts in place preventative measures to minimise the risk of abuse occurring.

In order to implement the policy Campaign Bootcamp will work:

  • to promote the rights of all people to live free from abuse and coercion
  • to ensure the safety and well being of people including those who do not have the capacity to decide how they want to respond to abuse that they are experiencing
  • to manage services in a way which promotes safety and minimises the risk of abuse
  • to recruit staff and volunteers safely, ensuring all necessary checks are carried out;
  • to provide effective management for staff and volunteers through supervision, support and training; and
  • to ensure that all team members receive training in line with our relevant policies

Campaign Bootcamp:

  • will ensure that all team members are familiar with this policy and procedures
  • will make available a copy of this policy to programme attendees, and carers/families
  • will act within its confidentiality policy and will request consent from programme attendees before sharing information about them with another agency
  • will inform programme attendees that (i) where a person is in danger, (ii) a child or other person is at risk or (iii) a crime has been committed then Campaign Bootcamp may pass information to another agency without the attendees consent
  • will keep up to date with national developments relating to safeguarding adults at risk