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Further Information

Safeguarding Friends

Question: Do you believe that everyone has the right to live their life free from abuse and harm?

Question: Do you have a background in adult safeguarding?

Question: Are you a retired professional who can spare up to 1½ days per month to help protect people 

vulnerable to abuse and harm?

If you answered yes to the above questions, then Safeguarding Friends would like you to get in touch.

Safeguarding Friends (SGF) is a volunteer scheme to provide ‘safeguarding conversations’ with people living in care settings. SGF is a group of volunteers who approach and visit residential care establishments to talk directly to residents, either with or without family members, about the 10 types of abuse. 

As part of SGF, you will be enhancing the knowledge of residents, and others, to make informed decisions about their lives. You will also play a vital part in helping the Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board (NSAB) to inform adults in receipt of care services and their families about safeguarding. To find out more please click on the information sheet and minimum requirements below.

Click here for the SGF Flyer.

Click here for the information sheet (longer vision).

Click here for information on the minimum requirements for a SGF volunteer.

Click here for the SGF Application Form.

Although there may be certain limitations on visits to care homes currently, please do get in touch with us to find out how you might be able to help out in the future.

If you would like an informal chat about Safeguarding Friends,  please call Becky Booth (NSAB deputy manager) on 07795 800263, or email safeguardingfriends@norfolk.gov.uk

Safeguarding Friends quiz

Safeguarding Friends (west) have developed an activity to help remind and encourage ongoing discussion of some of the key aspects of safeguarding adults at risk in care environments.

In light of the continuing pandemic restrictions, we offer a general interest quiz with some safeguarding questions included, that should provide activity and give a chance to talk about safeguarding in a relaxed and engaged way.

The attached quiz, along with the answers, aims to give activity co-ordinators a tool to facilitate small groups (up to 10 people works well), to encourage thinking and participation.

The quiz includes 5 safeguarding questions, which we think are important, as well as general knowledge questions which can be substituted to suit your residents.  Please keep the safeguarding questions in place.

If you have any queries regarding the quiz, including requests for further safeguarding adults questions, or if you know anyone who would like to become a volunteer, please contact us at safeguardingfriends@norfolk.gov.uk

Click here for the quiz

Click here for the accompanying letter