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Please call 0344 800 8020

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