All our staff and volunteers have a responsibility to safeguard the welfare of people using our services, and we take this responsibility very seriously.

We all attend regular training in safeguarding, and a working group meets frequently to tackle any issues as soon as possible. Our policies and procedures are listed below, and staff would be happy to answer any questions you may have about how we do things.

If you are concerned about someone’s welfare, it is important to report this as soon as possible so we can help. Please get in touch immediately with your point of contact at CLAPA, or with any of the Safeguarding Team listed below.

Safeguarding Team

[email protected]

Claire Cunniffe

Chief Executive
Designated Safeguarding Lead
[email protected]

Nicola Fawcett

Head of Service Delivery
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
[email protected]

Claire Evans

Children & Young People’s Coordinator
Children & Young People’s Online Safety Lead
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
[email protected]
07792 772362

Daniel Richards

Information and Support Coordinator
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
[email protected]
07772 684398

Becky Croft

Adult Services Coordinator
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
[email protected]
07718 493349

Jenny Williams

Lead Trustee for Safeguarding
[email protected]

Policies & Procedures

We recognise that the welfare of all children, young people and adults is of paramount importance.

All children, young people and adults have the right to be protected from abuse. Safeguarding their welfare is the responsibility of everyone.  The policy and guidance documents below outline our position. They will be reviewed and added to regularly to ensure that we do everything we can to safeguard our community.

Safeguarding Children, Young People and Adults Policy

Online Safety Policy – Under Review (June 2024)

This policy lays out the specific ways in which CLAPA ensures the welfare of service users who access online content provided by CLAPA, or in the course of any contact they may have with CLAPA.

Safeguarding at online events for young people

This page explains how we keep young people safe during online events.

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