Newcastle Vision Support

Safeguarding Adults

History

The Safeguarding project started in 2007 following a number of concerns raised by people who had been victims of abuse or at risk from abuse. NSBP did not have the knowledge and skills to deal with these concerns and applied to Comic Relief for funding for 3 years to employ a Safeguarding Officer to work with these adults at risk from abuse or crime.

NSBP have been fortunate to continue to receive funding to keep this vital project going from a variety of funders and this unique project is currently funded by the Esmee Fairbairn NE Fund, Community Foundation, Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community fund and Northumbria PCC s Supporting Victims Fund.

Aims 

The main aims of the project are:

  • To raise awareness of safeguarding through newsletters, website, social media and events.
  • To give 1-1 support to blind and visually impaired adults who have been abused or are at risk from abuse occurring.
  • To monitor people who have been abused or are at risk from abuse for as long as required until they feel safe and able to cope.
  • To deliver safeguarding adult training to staff, volunteers, service users and their families and other organisations in Newcastle who work with adults at risk.
  • To encourage people with sight loss to report disability hate crime through our Safe Reporting Centre
  • To promote and provide a counselling service.

By offering appropriate support at these extremely difficult period of people’s lives people have said they feel as if they have been listened to and believed and that they have someone who they can go to for advice and support.

Our Safeguarding Officer, Marjorie Prince, is available if you wish to discuss any concerns you may have or if you would like more information on this vital project.

Marjorie works from 9.30am – 4pm Thursdays and Fridays and can be contacted on 0191 232 7292 or marjorie@nsbp.co.uk