The Lantern Trust consider the welfare of any child, young person or adult at risk, who engages with our charity, to be of paramount importance and we are committed to ensuring that they are valued, listened to, and respected within the work that we do. The Lantern Trust has a responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of adults they come into contact with. The need for guidelines and procedures is important to ensure that this is done with understanding and clarity.

The trustees, staff and volunteers believe all adults using our service, no matter their sex, disability, racial or ethnic background, religious beliefs or sexual orientation, have the right to be in a safe, and caring environment. As an organisation, we have a zero tolerance to harm or abuse in our charity.

Safeguarding means protecting an adultʼs right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect and the purpose of this document is to guide all members of our team at The Lantern Trust, to identify and respond appropriately when adults may be at risk of harm, abuse or self-neglect.

Everyone working with The Lantern Trust, including its trustees, employees and volunteers, are responsible for ensuring that adults ‘at riskʼ are safe, and we uphold the policy and procedures for safeguarding from Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset Safeguarding Adults Boards.

Safeguarding Policy

For a complete view of our safeguarding practice and process please download a copy of our Adult Safeguarding Policy