Safeguarding Unit

The Safeguarding Unit aims to both support and champion the rights of our most vulnerable clients. This includes victims of trafficking, the destitute, survivors of domestic violence and those with disabilities.

By working with the Children’s Rights Project, we also offer assistance to unaccompanied minors and families without recourse to public funds. Some of the services we offer include:

• Advice and information on organisations or services that may help our clients
• Ensuring that all adults presenting as “destitute”, get the specialist help they need
• Help to tackle destitution through provision of food, water, shelter, clothing and human companionship
• Our Children’s Rights Officer works with 13-19 year-olds to give them the chance to gain confidence and develop the skills they need to progress from social care into independence

Safeguarding Unit Groups

The Safeguarding Unit facilitates two groups and a Befriending Project aimed at giving advice, reducing social isolation and supporting migrant integration within Coventry:

• Women’s Group: Thursdays, 1-3pm at the Hillfields Children’s Centre
• Men’s Group: Tuesdays, 1-5pm at the Coventry Refugee & Migrant Centre
• Befriending: Clients can be referred for this service with the Centre