Safeguarding and Prevent
Here at City College Peterborough and Day Opportunities we take the welfare of the people we support seriously. We are committed to promoting the welfare, safety and protection of all children, young people and vulnerable person. Our safeguarding policy can be found here.
Information on Safeguarding Advocacy
Under the Care Act 2014 the local authority has the duty to provide independent advocacy to people with care and support needs:
· Who may have capacity but would have significant difficulty in understanding, remembering, considering, communicating and in being involved in their care and support processes. This will be dependent on a safeguarding enquiry and / or safeguarding adult review.
· Who has no other suitable person to represent and support them.
· Advocacy must be independent of the local authority
Advocates are actively involved will facilitating the person’s involvement in decisions and will decide the best way of supporting and representing the person. In doing so they will always regard the wellbeing and interest of the person. Decisions will always respect and consider the person’s views, beliefs and wishes.
Professional advocates are available for people over 18 (or, over 16 if severely or profoundly deaf), live in Peterborough, are registered with a GP, and have eligible health and / or social care needs.
Advocates provide support in a range of areas:
• Plan and achieve goals
• Understand and voice the person’s views and wishes
• Secure rights under the Act
• Represent interests
• Access information and services
• Explore choices and options
• Access and signpost to specialist services, if needed.
Further information and guidance can be found on the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Adults Board: http://www.safeguardingpeterborough.org.uk/adults-board/information-for-professionals/cpsabprocedures/advocacy/
Useful Contact Numbers
Adult Social Care MASH – 01733 747474
Early Help Helpline – 01733 863649 firstname.lastname@example.org