We all have a part to play in keeping the people we support safe. As part of the Ann Craft Trust's National Safeguarding Adults Week, we're sharing just some of the ways we can keep each other safe.
Learn about the types of abuse
Abuse can appear in different forms and might not always be easy to spot.
Types of abuse include:
- Hate crimes
- Domestic abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Financial abuse
- Modern slavery
- Discriminatory abuse
- Organisational abuse
Discover the signs of abuse
Signs of abuse are often difficult to spot, but here are just some of the indicators someone may be being abused:
- Unexplained injuries, including bruises
- Low self-esteem
- Isolating themselves from friends or family
- Displaying behaviour that is out of character
- Showing fear or anxiety
- Not wanting to be alone with or showing fear of a particular person
- Unexplained loss of personal money
- Lack of personal items
If in doubt, raise it!
If you notice something isn't right, it's important to share your concerns. Sharing your concerns could help to remove someone from a harmful situation.
Anybody working for MacIntyre or with us (or who has worked) can raise concerns. We also welcome feedback from others outside of MacIntyre if they have concerns. The most important thing is to speak up, even if you are unsure if you should. If in doubt, raise it!
- With your manager
- Anonymously - many organisations, including MacIntyre, offer this if appropriate. We will only reveal your identity if required by law or when we are unable to resolve a concern without revealing your identity
- Contact MacIntyre's Whistleblowing Team (using the form below).
Ann Craft Trust: https://www.anncrafttrust.org/safeguarding-adults-week-2021-sign-up-for-free-resources/