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Safeguarding Policy

Prison Fellowship contributes positively to building a strong and safe prison community and recognises the right of every individual Prisoner and their family to be protected from abuse. The aim of this Policy is to set out Prison Fellowship’s commitment to safeguard and protect vulnerable people in our work and to provide a clear protocol and framework for safeguarding and discharging our duty of care towards vulnerable people.

You may also like to refer to the Safer Working Guide, and the Vetting Policy and Procedures.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Stephen Hawkins, our Safeguarding Officer, on 07890 636 837, or by email on

If you cannot reach Stephen, please call the Support Team on 020 7799 4500.

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