Safeguarding Policy

Dance Events North West Ltd

Safeguarding Policy – March 2024

Safeguarding adults:

‘Safeguarding adults means protecting an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. It is about people and organisations working together to prevent and stop both the risks and the experience of abuse or neglect, while at the same time making sure that the adults wellbeing is promoted including, where appropriate having regard for their views, wishes, feelings and beliefs in deciding on any action. This must recognise that adults sometimes have complex interpersonal relationships and may be ambivalent, unclear or unrealistic about their personal circumstances.’

Abuse and Neglect

Our duty to safeguard adult’s means:

  • Stop abuse and neglect where possible
  • Prevent harm and reduce the risk of abuse or neglect to adults with care and support needs
  • Promote an approach that concentrates on improving life for the adults concerned

Staff and volunteer responsibility:

All staff, and volunteers at DENW have a duty to take action: This might involve:

  • Contacting the police or phoning an ambulance or taking some other form of emergency safety measure
  • Offering support, information and reassurance to the individual
  • Collect details about what has happened where possible being mindful not to be disruptive of potential evidence (don’t ask leading questions)
  • Gain consent to share information where possible or act in the individuals’ best interests where they are unable to consent.


  • Our designated safeguarding lead or in their absence adult social care or the police


  • As much detail as possible as soon as possible with accurate information.
    Raise your concern:
  • With Adult social care where an individual requests this support or in their best interests under the MCA if they are unable. Share with the police where appropriate.


At DENW, we expect all members of staff and volunteers to maintain confidentiality at all times and to act in line with the General Data Protection Regulations and the Data Protection Act and to therefore share only that which is necessary, proportionate and relevant.