We have adopted a Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy, as we are committed to protecting vulnerable people.
Our policy is relevant to:
our elected members
any consultants, contractors and agency staff working for us
members of the public volunteering with us
organisations, companies and individuals who are suppliers to us
If you are not included in our policy, you can look at Essex County Council Health and Social Care for more information on safeguarding.
We provide our employees with training, supervision and support, so that they are:
able to identify potential indicators of abuse
less likely to become involved in actions that may cause harm to vulnerable individuals
less likely to do anything that could be misinterpreted
When suppliers, contractors and consultants work with us, they need to agree to follow our safeguarding standards.
To meet the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Part 6), we have published a Modern Slavery Statement.
Everyone we work with, including their supply chains, have to state that they are compliant with all aspects of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.