Safeguarding and Protection

Safeguarding at Cygnet is underpinned by our belief that:

  • Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility: for services to be effective each person should play their part; and
  • We take a person-centred approach: to be effective it should be based on a clear understanding of the needs and views of children, young people and adults at risk of harm.

Empowerment: Safeguarding and Adult Support & Protection at Cygnet

We spoke to our Social Care residents around the UK to find out what was important to them and what they expect from Cygnet staff when they are experiencing, or at risk of, abuse or neglect.

Our Safeguarding structure

Download our Safeguarding structure
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Safeguarding Training: A New Approach

At Cygnet we believe that our Safeguarding Leads should be trained in a way that facilitates learning from each other as well as from our Central Safeguarding Team. This means that our training offer brings colleagues from across the UK, different services, service lines and divisions; ensuring a multi-professional, multi-service and cross sector approach to training at an advanced level.

Our Central Safeguarding Team

In addition to the service level safeguarding leads, as outlined in the Safeguarding structure document above, Cygnet also has a dedicated Central Safeguarding Team. To find out more about the team please click on the document below.

Meet the Central Safeguarding Team
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Our Safeguarding policies

Safeguarding Adults
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Adult Support and Protection (Scotland)
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Safeguarding Children and Young People
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Independent Health Providers Safeguarding Forum


Independent Health Providers Safeguarding Forum

Cygnet is proud to sponsor the Independent Health Providers Safeguarding Forum. Click below for more information and to access videos from the last national conference.

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Our Annual Safeguarding Reports

Our annual safeguarding report, including an overview of Cygnet’s safeguarding governance arrangements, and a retrospective view of the work completed by the Cygnet Central Safeguarding Team during 2022, is now available.

To request your copy, please email us on: [email protected]




A range of safeguarding easy read materials for staff, residents, service users and family members are available in our services.