SSAFA Cyprus Safeguarding

Safeguarding children and adults at risk is everybody's responsibility.

What do we mean by Safeguarding?
How do we help?
How we work
Useful resources



SSAFA is dedicated to ensure that the principles and duties of safeguarding children, young people, and adults at risk are applied throughout the organisation. All employees and volunteers coming into contact with children and adults at risk have a responsibility to protect them and to provide a safe environment.


What do we mean by Safeguarding?

Safeguarding means protecting health, wellbeing and human rights; enabling people to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. It is an integral part of providing high-quality care. Safeguarding children, young people and adults is a collective responsibility that applies to everybody.


How do we help?

  • We can offer advice about what to do if you have concerns about an adult or a child
  • We have Safeguarding Professionals who have had additional training and specific responsibilities within SSAFA
  • We work with our partner agencies to provide high quality Safeguarding Training within Command
  • By recognising emerging problems and arranging help and support at the earliest opportunity
  • Working with other agencies to provide holistic and consistent care to support families, individuals and the community
  • Ensuring that our staff have the knowledge, skills and expertise to manage complex, sensitive situations
  • Having easily accessible policies, procedures and guidance to support our staff
  • Requiring staff to access safeguarding supervision
  • Coordinating Public Health Campaigns directed by Public Health England priorities and local need
  • Supporting families throughout their parenting journey
  • By providing accessible care to all members of the community

If you’re worried about a child or an adult at risk, it’s important not to wait until you’re certain.

Trust your judgement and act on your concerns: talk to someone that you trust e.g. practitioners working with children, a health care professional, a teacher, a social worker, a police officer and ask for help to report your concerns.

If you think a child or adult has been harmed or have concerns about their immediate welfare and or safety please telephone:

Or if outside office hours please telephone:

  • Emergency Out of Hours Duty Social Care Practitioner on 00357 9777 1252
  • Medical Centre emergency number 112
  • SBA Police on 112


How we work

All staff within the SSAFA Community Health Care Team undertake regular Safeguarding Training as directed by UK professional guidance and organisational requirements.

Regular Safeguarding Supervision is a requirement within SSAFA to ensure that safeguarding issues are recognised and that appropriate help and support is offered to protect both children and adults


Useful Resources

British Forces Social Work Service

Working Together to Safeguard Children

What to do if you are worried a child is being abused (GOV.UK)

Child Abuse and Neglect Guidance (NICE)

Safeguarding Framework (NHS)

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children