Guidance on Safeguarding

Information about Safeguarding and raising alerts

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.


Safeguarding guidance

This guidance sets out the key principles of Safeguarding, and the responsibilities of teams and managers. 


Data protection in multi-agency meetings guidance

This guidance provides context and example scenarios about data sharing in multi-agency settings 


Homelessness in itself does not make people vulnerable. However, circumstances such as homelessness may exacerbate other conditions and impact negatively upon individuals’ ability to care for and protect themselves.

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Jo Prestidge

Head of National Practice Development

Jo is Head of National Practice Development at Homeless Link.

Telephone: 07507 506 380
Twitter: @joanneprestidge