Sunbeam House Services provides a range of services and supports to adults with intellectual disabilities. Every staff member has a responsibility and a duty of care to ensure that all persons availing of our service are safe and protected from harm. Sunbeam House Services operate a zero-tolerance approach to abuse. We accept and recognise our responsibilities to inform ourselves of the issues that cause harm; and to establish and maintain a safe, person-centred environment for those we serve. Our Safeguarding Statement has been developed in line with requirements under the HSE’s National Policy Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons at Risk of Abuse – National Policy and Procedures (2014). The Safeguarding of people in our service is a key priority. We acknowledge the rights of adults to be protected, treated with respect, listened to, and have their views at the core of decision-making. We are committed to reviewing any possible risks (on an on-going basis) which could pose potential harm and to address these risks as they arise. We recognise that implementation is an on-going process. Our service is committed to the implementation of this Safeguarding Statement and the procedures that support our intention to keep all persons safe from harm while availing of our services. This Safeguarding Statement will be reviewed by December 2020 or as soon as practicable after there has been a material change in any matter to which the statement refers. Safeguarding concerns must be communicated with managers within Sunbeam House Services. It is everyone’s responsibility to report concerns of a safeguarding nature. This includes anyone who becomes aware of a concern regardless of role or connection with Sunbeam House Services, please note this can include (and is not limited to) staff, volunteers, stakeholders, family members, visitors, community members, and contractors. February 2019