The safety of children, young people and adults is of paramount importance to Family Fund and we are therefore committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults we come into contact with. We especially understand the importance of keeping children safe, particularly those who are vulnerable and have additional support needs. Family Fund have specific safeguarding policies in place to make sure staff are aware of their duties and responsibilities. All staff, trustees and volunteers have appropriate training to recognise and escalate any safeguarding concerns they come across, including concerns from suppliers, contracts and partners who we work with.

Within Family Fund, we have a dedicated Safeguarding Team and an appointed Designated Safeguarding Lead Officer. The Safeguarding Team work hard to ensure that there is always someone available to look at and support any safeguarding concern raised. Their role is to process all concerns in accordance with risk and follow up on any action that may be required. They ensure appropriate support is in place for the family, and if necessary, escalate concerns to the local safeguarding team. Part of their job is to signpost families, which means they send additional support and information about services which might be useful to the family and their situation.

For further information or support, please visit our Support webpage.