Safeguarding

We believe that every human being, created and valued by God, should be given respect, dignity and neighbourly love. As such The Salvation Army is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and well-being of children, young people and adults within all of our programmes.

Reporting Concerns

We are committed to preventing, identifying and responding to the abuse and neglect of children, young people and adults and we take all concerns seriously.

If you see, hear, witness, suspect or are told directly that a child, young person or adult has been harmed or neglected, is being harmed or neglected, is at risk of harm or if you are concerned that an individual presents a risk of harm you should contact the Police on 999. 
    
If your concern is in relation to The Salvation Army contact should then also be made with The Salvation Army Safeguarding Department:  

The Salvation Army Safeguarding Department
020 7367 4767
safeguarding@salvationarmy.org.uk

All other safeguarding concerns relating to The Salvation Army should be referred to The Salvation Army Safeguarding Department. Following this contact with the Police, Statutory and Regulatory Authorities may be made.

 

Protecting children and young people

We are committed to protecting children and young people by:

  • Ensuring that the child/young person’s welfare is and always will be the paramount consideration as everyone has a right to be protected from abuse and neglect
  • Providing a safe environment with leaders that adhere to good safeguarding practice
  • Empowering children and young people to ‘have a voice’ by actively encouraging them to think about how to keep themselves safe and how to protect themselves and their peers from inappropriate behaviour shown by adults or other children or youth
  • Offering informed pastoral care to those affected by abuse by a person connected to The Salvation Army or within a Salvation Army programme 
  • Ensuring that children/young people and carers are informed of our policy and procedures
  • Taking all allegations of abuse seriously and responding without delay by reporting to the police or statutory authorities as required.

For further information, see our downloadable resources:

Kid's Own Leaflet

Information for Parents and Carers Leaflet

Youth Information

Child Safeguarding Summary Policy

 

Protecting adults

We are committed to protecting adults by:

  • Providing a safe environment which promotes emotional well-being and where protection from abuse is of vital importance
  • Empowering adults to ‘have a voice’, to have access to information and to support them in their decisions
  • Offering informed pastoral care to those affected by abuse by a person connected to The Salvation Army or within a Salvation Army programme 
  • Challenging the abuse of power and position
  • Taking all allegations of abuse seriously, responding without delay and reporting to the police or statutory authorities as required.

For further information, see our downloadable resources:

Signs of abuse 

Valuable not vulnerable 

Adult Safeguarding Policy

 

Other safeguarding organisations 

Adults

Action on Elder Abuse    

0808 808 8141    

www.elderabuse.org.uk 

Age UK

0800 169 2081

www.ageuk.org.uk

The Silver Line    

0800 470 8090    

www.thesilverline.org.uk 

Children and Young People

NSPCC

(National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children)    

0808 800 5000

www.nspcc.org.uk 

ChildLine    

0800 11 11  

www.childline.org.uk

 

Inclusion

Respecting and valuing the rich diversity of the communities in which we serve.

Modern Slavery Statement

Read our statement on modern slavery. and find out more about what we're doing to help.

The environment

Our policy is to encourage good environmental practice, leading by example.

About us

For over 150 years, The Salvation Army has been transforming lives at the heart of communities.