Friday 11th September was our Sefton Get Involved Group meeting, this months theme was Safeguarding and Hate Crime. The meeting was held at Sandbrook in Ainsdale.
Mark Waterhouse who is the head social worker from Sefton Borough Council asked us “What is safeguarding?” People said things like:
“It is protecting people.”
“Keeping you safe.”
“Protecting you from others.”
We found out about the safeguarding team and their job and how we can contact them if we think someone is doing something that could harm us or someone else.
We had John Au from the Anthony Walker Foundation come along to talk to us about hate crime the different types of hate crime and the impact it can have on peoples’ lives.
Our group discussion was around Hate Crime and how it makes us feel. Gerrie McConaghy talked about what as people with learning disabilities we worry about on a daily basis people said, “Getting on the bus when the kids are coming from school.” “Going out in the dark on my own.”
The Get Involved Group is a fantastic way to have a say about the things that are important to us.
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