Dravet Syndrome UK is committed to and has a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children, young people and vulnerable adults who access our services or with whom we come into contact.
We are committed to building and embedding a culture that places transparency and sound safeguarding practice at the centre of all our activities. We continually strive to strengthen our ways of working to ensure everyone feels safe to raise any safeguarding concerns and are fully supported if this occurs.
In order to meet our safeguarding commitments we have a Safeguarding Policy that is reviewed annually by the Trustees. In compliance with our Safeguarding Policy we undertake DBS checks and regular safeguarding training. Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is our Acting Director, Claire Eldred, who is operationally responsible for safeguarding. We also have a designated Safeguarding Trustee, Neil Williamson.
If you are concerned about a child or vulnerable adult and think there is a risk of abuse or neglect, please contact your local safeguarding agency. If you think a child or vulnerable adult is in immediate danger call the police on 999. If you are a child or young person with a concern, support is available from the Childline website or by calling 0800 1111.
If you have a concern about a member of the DSUK Team please get in touch and ask to speak with our Safeguarding Trustee or Director.
To read our Safeguarding Policy please click here.