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Added 25 March 2022

Staff in homelessness services often work with adults and/or children and young people who are vulnerable to abuse. It is the responsibility of each support worker and manager to recognise the signs of potential abuse and to take action if they suspect that someone is being abused. 

These briefings set out key principles and responsibilities. Every organisation should have a local Safeguarding policy so that teams know how to respond to concerns about abuse.

VOICES (Voices Of Independence, Change & Empowerment in Stoke-on-Trent) have produced a safeguarding homelessness toolkit which can also be found below.