Policy Owner: Kevin Parnham
Date Policy approved: 11/07/2023
Next review Date: 11/07/2024
Designated Safeguarding Lead:(DSL) Jo Tasker
Mountain and Moor Adventures provides opportunities for individuals and group to experience a range of walks in the outdoors. Supporting people to improve their physical health and emotional wellbeing. Mountain and Moor Adventures seeks to offer a range of walks to meet the needs of people with a wide range of abilities, encouraging people to build strong connections with other like-minded people.
Mountain and Moor Adventures is committed to Safeguarding Adults in line with national legislation and relevant local guidelines by ensuring that our activities are delivered in a way which keeps all adults safe by creating and maintaining a safe and positive environment and an open, listening culture where people feel able to share concerns without fear of retribution.
This safeguarding adult policy and associated procedures apply to all individuals involved in Mountain and Moors Adventures including participants, volunteers and freelance guides and to all concerns about the safety of adults whilst taking part in our organisation, its activities and in the wider community.
The purpose of this policy is to demonstrate the commitment of Mountain and Moor Adventures to safeguarding adults and to ensure that everyone involved in Mountain and Moor Adventures is aware of:
• The legislation, policy and procedures for safeguarding adults.
• Their role and responsibility for safeguarding adults.
• What to do or who to speak to if they have a concern relating to the welfare or wellbeing of an adult within the organisation.
• I am DBS checked - https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service
• I attend safeguarding adults training to keep my knowledge up to date .
• All activities include an assessment of, and risk to, the safety of all adults from abuse and neglect and designates a person who will be in attendance as a safeguarding lead for that activity
• I follow a code of conduct when working with adults
• I have system in place for receiving and managing concerns
• I ensure this policy is available to participants via https://www.mountainandmooradventures.co.uk/
Legislation - what is adult safeguarding?
In its wider context, safeguarding adults applies to everyone over the age of 18 and is about:
• protecting an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect.
• people and organisations working together to prevent and stop both the risks and experience of abuse and neglect, while at the same time making sure that the adult’s wellbeing is promoted taking fully into account their views, wishes, feelings and beliefs in deciding on any action. The practices and procedures within this policy are based on the relevant legislation and government guidance which can be found following link Safeguarding Adults at Risk Key Legislation and Government Initiatives (anncrafttrust.org)
Key Contact Details
Jo Tasker is the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) who responsible for ensuring that this policy is adhered to. They will be responsible for the monitoring and recording of any safeguarding concerns and for ensuring that all concerns are shared with the appropriate authorities. It is not the role of the DSL to investigate, only to gather and share information as appropriate. The DSL can be contacted on https://www.mountainandmooradventures.co.uk/
Children and Young People
Mountain and Moor Adventures do not currently work with unaccompanied children or young people; however, we recognise that safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility, and all children will be afforded the same safeguarding protection as adults as detailed above. Any safeguarding concerns should be raised immediately with the DSL who will follow appropriate procedures which may include contacting the local Safeguarding board for advice and further action.
All children and young people will always remain the responsibility of their appropriate adult.
Any safeguarding concerns can be reported via https://www.mountainandmooradventures.co.uk/
• Any concern that an adult is not safe is taken seriously, responded to promptly, and followed up.
• The DSL will speak to the adult about the issue wherever possible, noting any views that the adult may have regarding how they wish the matter to be dealt and keeping them informed throughout the process.
• The DSL may seek advice from external sources such as the local Safeguarding Adults Team, the Local Active Partnership, NGB, police or Ann Craft Trust.
• The DSL will only share information with the people who need to know – such as the Safeguarding Adults Team, police or local Active Partnership. Any referrals or passing on of information will be done with the consent of the adult wherever possible. If consent is withheld, but information is still passed on, the DSO will clearly document this and the reasons why. They will also inform the adult of this action wherever possible.
• The DSL will make a written record of the concern and store it safely in line with Data Protection requirements.
• If someone is injured or at immediate risk, immediate action should be taken. By seeking help by dialling 999 for police or ambulance.
• If someone does not give consent, advice as to what you should do can be sought from either the police, Adults Safeguarding Team, NGB, Active Partnership or Ann Craft Trust etc, whilst keeping the name anonymous.
If the Safeguarding Lead or staff member is implicated or you think has a conflict of interest, then contact your Local Authority Adult Safeguarding Team https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/care/safeguarding/mash
Mountain and Moors Adventure stores, retains and shares information in line with GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018
We work to the Seven Golden Rules
1. GDPR is not a barrier to sharing information
2. Be open and honest
3. Seek advice, if in doubt
4. Share with consent where appropriate
5. Consider safety and wellbeing
6. Necessary, proportionate, relevant, accurate, timely and secure
7. Keep a record of your decision and reasons for sharing
Mountain and Moors Adventures is registered with The Information Commissions Office (ICO) and we seek at all times to follow their guide lines, for more information please follow the link: https://ico.org.uk/
Action on Elder Abuse
A national organisation based in London. It aims to prevent the abuse of older people by raising awareness, encouraging education, promoting research and collecting and disseminating information.
Ann Craft Trust
A national organisation providing information and advice about adult safeguarding. The Ann Craft Trust has a specialist Safeguarding Adults in Sport and Activity team to support the sector
Tel: 0115 951 5400
Men’s Advice Line
For male domestic abuse survivors
Tel: 0808 801 0327
National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline
Tel: 0800 999 5428
National 24Hour Freephone Domestic Abuse Helplines
Tel: 0808 2000 247
Tel: 0808 802 1414
Llinell Gymorth Byw HebOfn/ Live free from fear helpline
Tel: 0808 8010 800
Type Talk: 18001 0808 801 0800
Text: 078600 77 333
Rape Crisis Federation of England and Wales
Rape Crisis was launched in 1996 and exists to provide a range of facilities and resources to enable the continuance and development of Rape Crisis Groups throughout Wales and England.
Respond provides a range of services to victims and perpetrators of sexual abuse who have learning disabilities, and training and support to those working with them.
Tel: 020 7383 0700 or
Stop Hate Crime
Works to challenge all forms of Hate Crime and discrimination, based on any aspect of an individual’s identity. Stop Hate UK provides independent, confidential and accessible reporting and support for victims, witnesses and third parties.
24 hours service:
Telephone: 0800 138 1625
Web Chat: www.stophateuk.org/talk-to-us/
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Text: 07717 989 025
Text relay: 18001 0800 138 1625
By post: PO Box 851, Leeds LS1 9QS
Susy Lamplugh Trust
The Trust is a leading authority on personal safety. Its role is to minimise the damage caused to individuals and to society by aggression in all its forms – physical, verbal and psychological.
Provides practical advice and help, emotional support and reassurance to those who have suffered the effects of a crime.
Tel: 0808 168 9111
Women’s Aid Federation of England and Wales
Women’s Aid is a national domestic violence charity. It also runs a domestic violence online help service.
Everyone has a right to be treated with respect and dignity.
Everyone deserves to be safe.