Keeping people safe

The people we support deserve to live the life that they choose – a life that is safe and free from abuse.

We aim to strike a balance between supporting people to lead independent, fulfilling and self-determined lives whilst managing the risks that they are exposed to as a result of their learning disability or autism.

Everyone connected to Dimensions should be confident that the people we support receive the highest quality of care in a safe and regulated environment.

Dimensions takes a personalised approach in how we respond to any safeguarding experience. Our staff have the knowledge, skills and confidence to address safeguarding issues.

Our recruitment, training and development approaches are informed by safeguarding experience. We actively encourage people to speak out loudly about the things that matter to them. Throughout this, we listen and we learn.

We have appointed an independent chair to our Safeguarding Panel. This makes us one of the few organisations to open ourselves up to independent scrutiny in this way.

The Safeguarding Panel reviews safeguarding incidents in order to embed learning across the organisation.

Richard is the independent chair of our Safeguarding Panel

Richard Crompton is a former Chief Constable and is currently Chairman of the Somerset Safeguarding Adults Board and Plymouth Hospitals Trust.

Richard said “My experience has convinced me that the very positive organisational structures set by the Board has a real impact upon the organisation and is helping to create an environment where good safeguarding practice should flourish.”

Our safeguarding policy reflects our commitment to be an exemplar organisation in all that we do, including how we respond to safeguarding issues.

Find out what Dimensions does about abuse

Find out how to make a complaint

What to do if things go wrong