Our vision is that people seeking sanctuary in the UK will experience life in all its fullness. We believe that everyone has the right to live life free from abuse and exploitation. We commit to upholding that right; and as an organisation we take ‘zero-tolerance’ of abuse wherever it occurs.
The Boaz Trust is committed to (a) ensuring that people who use our services do not, as a result of our work, come to any harm and (b) ensuring that our working practices minimise the risk of abuse.
Staff, volunteers (including students) and trustees of the Boaz Trust have a duty to identify abuse and report it. It is everyone's responsibility.
The Boaz Trust works with adult asylum seekers and refugees who may face challenging situations, but are not legally defined as ‘vulnerable adults’ or 'adults at risk'. However, as an organisation working with a client group who may be exposed to a wide range of risks, we have a duty to ensure that those under our care are protected from abuse and exploitation, and that where abuse is suspected or has occurred, we have a clear framework of response, which is set out in our Safeguarding Policy.
If you are concerned that someone is facing an immediate risk of harm and that they are in danger, please call the police (call 999 if a crime has been committed and / or someone is in imminent danger).
If you want to report a concern that someone connected with Boaz has been or is at risk of harm or abuse, please contact the office immediately by phone (0161 202 1056) or email [email protected]
If you have any questions about safeguarding at Boaz, please do read through our Safeguarding Policy (click on the highlighted link above) and if you have further questions or concerns please get in touch.