In order to ensure the safety of all who come into contact with us while working with PADs Foundation, it is important that we support their welfare and protect them from any harm. We have a duty of care to ensure that everyone is treated with respect, without any form of abuse.

PADs Foundation are committed to putting in place a secure, healthy and welcoming environment for working and volunteering. This includes promoting an organisational culture where safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. In accordance with legislation and guidance from the Charity Commission, PADs Foundation shall be equipped with the tools to recognise, report, record and respond to concerns in an appropriate and timely manner.

  1. Recognise: What constitutes abuse or harm of a child, young person or adult at risk.
  2. Report: Our volunteer trainers and volunteers must act without delay and contact the safeguarding manager or emergency service.
  3. Record: Records of the facts are made as soon as possible and stored confidentially.
  4. Respond: PADs will respond appropriately to all expressed concerns and allegations.

The Safeguarding Manager

If you have a concern for someone please contact the Safeguarding Manager. This could be either now or in the past, it is never too late to report. Please do not delay in seeking advice.

If you are a member of PADs and in receipt of our services and need advice or support, or are at risk of harm, the Safeguarding Manager is here to support you.

Speak to Zoe on 07852 212320 (Monday – Friday 11am – 4pm) or email

In the event that you cannot contact the Safeguarding Manager and you believe that a child or adult is at immediate risk of significant harm, please contact the police by ringing 999.

PADs Safeguarding policies and procedures