Safeguarding

The Alzheimer’s Society (the Society) plays an important role in delivering front-line services to people with dementia and their carers. This may involve our people coming into contact with adults who are unable to protect themselves and with children and/or young people who may be present in services or who volunteer for the Society.

The Society is committed to safeguarding the well-being of all service users, employees and volunteers who are involved in or affected by our work.  All children and adults, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity, have the right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse and the right to be treated with respect and dignity.

The Society will ensure that all relevant people:

  • receive the appropriate level of knowledge and have access to learning events in safeguarding adults and children
  • know how to respond and where to go for advice and assistance
  • understand the importance of balancing choice and control with safety
  • know about different types of abuse and neglect
  • support people to keep safe
  • know who to tell about suspected abuse or neglect

The Society will do this by promoting safeguarding as everyone’s business and ensure that appropriate legislation is implemented with our people trained to recognise and manage safeguarding concerns.     

All employees and volunteers have a duty to prevent the abuse of children and adults and report any safeguarding concerns to the relevant person.

If you would like any further information you can contact the safeguarding team at safeguarding@alzheimers.org.uk