Appendix 1: Contact details for Sunnybank Trust safeguarding officers
Appendix 2: Contact Details for Surrey Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) & Link to Alert Form
Appendix 3: Additional Information and Useful Links
Appendix 4: Additional Information and Useful Links
Appendix 5: Link to Easy Read Information for Vulnerable Adults
Sunnybank Trust Safeguarding Officer Details
All suspected, alleged, witnessed or discloses abuse MUST be reported to one of these Safeguarding Officers of the Trust:
Lead Safeguarding Officer
Name: Dorothy Watson
Mobile Number: 07884168109
Work Landline Number: 01372 732373
Deputy Safeguarding Officer
Name: Annie Dougherty
Position: Advocacy Manager
Mobile Number: 07484 098826
Work Landline Number: 01372 732377
Deputy Safeguarding Officer
Name: Claire Dawson
Position: Futures Manager
Mobile Number: 07940 553298
Nominated Safeguarding Trustee
Name: Jacky Oliver
Mobile Number: 07850551437
Contact details for the Surrey Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
If you’re at risk of the above, or suspect someone else is, you need to report it.
To do this, contact the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH):
Availability: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
Phone: 0300 470 9100
Out of hours emergency
For emergency situations outside our standard lines’ hours.
Phone: 01483 517898
Textphone (via Text Relay): 18001 01483 517898
SMS: 07800000388 (for the deaf or hard of hearing)
Fax: 01483 517895
Summary of Legislation relating to the Safeguarding of Adults
The Care Act 2014
This act makes it the duty of local authorities to make enquiries if someone is being abused or neglected, or is at risk of abuse or neglect in their area. They must also set up multi-agency safeguarding adult’s boards to review cases when people die as a result of neglect or abuse and where it is suspected that agencies could have done more to safeguard them.
The Mental Capacity Act 2005
This act aims to protect and empower people who are unable to make choices for themselves. The Human Rights Act 1998 gives specific rights to every person living in the UK, for example the right to life and freedom from torture and degrading treatment.
More information: www.scie.org.uk/mca/introduction/mental-capacity-act-2005-at-a-glance
DoLS – Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
An amendment to the Mental Capacity Act which The Mental Capacity Act allows restraint and restrictions to be used – but only if they are in a person’s best interests. Extra safeguards are needed if the restrictions and restraint used will deprive a person of their liberty. The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards can only be used if the person will be deprived of their liberty in a care home or hospital. In other settings the Court of Protection can authorise a deprivation of liberty. Care homes or hospitals must ask a local authority if they can deprive a person of their liberty. This is called requesting a standard authorisation.
There are six assessments which have to take place before a standard authorisation can be given.
More information: www.scie.org.uk/mca/dols/at-a-glance
The Data Protection Act 1998
This law regulates the way in which personal data needs to be handled and therefore protects people’s data from being placed in the wrong hands, which may increase the risk of abuse or neglect. The Equality Act 2010 protects people from discrimination and disadvantage due to protected characteristics including race, gender, disability, sexual orientation.
More information: www.gov.uk/data-protection
Data Protection 2018
Note: This act will come into force on 25 May 2018, and will substantially update existing legislation. The Sunnybank Safeguarding Policy and internal data protection policies may need to be updated in the light of how this legislation is interpreted.
Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
This Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (SVGA) 2006 was passed to help avoid harm, or risk of harm, by preventing people who are deemed unsuitable to work with children and vulnerable adults from gaining access to them through their work. The Independent Safeguarding Authority was established as a result of this Act. On 1 December 2012 the Criminal Records Bureau and Independent Safeguarding Authority merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Organisations with responsibility for providing services or personnel to vulnerable groups have a legal obligation to refer relevant information to the service.
More information: www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2006/47/contents
The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013
The Act protects workers from detrimental treatment or victimisation from their employer if, in the public interest, they blow the whistle on wrongdoing.
Local Safeguarding Policies, Procedures and Protocols
Surrey Council maintains a comprehensive website details all aspects of safeguarding within the County.
These can be viewed here:
Council policies and strategies – Surrey County Council (surreycc.gov.uk)
Easy Read Information on Safeguarding
The trust will develop or adapt its own, Surrey Council’s, and Easy-Read Information from other sources to promote awareness of safeguarding and of what to do in the event of encountering abuse.