Do you have experience of safeguarding? Make an impact in Greenwich

This is a paid opportunity to join Healthwatch Greenwich as one of our London Safeguarding Voices Group members.

The London Safeguarding Adult Board (LSAB) want to ensure people with lived experience of Safeguarding and their voices are at the heart of Safeguarding governance and practice across London.

We are looking for three people with lived experience of Safeguarding to join the new regional London Safeguarding Voices Group (LSVG). This initiative will support the LSAB to ensure its work is co-produced and more person-centred moving forwards.

Successful candidates will be reimbursed for their time, in addition to reasonable travel expenses, incurred in the course of their work at Healthwatch Greenwich.

Take part or find out more information

If this sounds like something you would like to be involved in, please contact Joy Beishon:

0208 301 8340

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking people from all walks of life, with different levels and types of lived experience of Safeguarding, either personally, as a family member or a Carer. You may not have been involved with anything like this before and this will be your opportunity to make a real difference to future safeguarding practices in London. Specifically:

  • You live or work in London or have an adult relative being cared for in London.
  • You have experience of Safeguarding either personally or as a family member or a Carer.
  • You are committed and passionate about improving outcomes for adults who are at risk of being abused, meaning that people will get a better experience and results to their lives.
  • You are committed and supportive of the work of the LSAB.
  • You are committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion.
  • You will know how to use and have access to IT equipment and Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and other packages (Note: we are happy to discuss your computer/ IT needs and support where we can with this)

What will the role involve?

You will be expected to attend monthly virtual LSVG meetings. Each meeting will last for 90 minutes and take place via Zoom. The meetings will enable you to contribute to the development, implementation, and evaluation of the LSVG work Programme.

What will the LSVG do?

The LSVG will meet monthly via Zoom bringing together the three people proposed by each local LSAB. The schedule for the first two meetings will be as follows:

Meeting 1: Introductions, aspirations for the LSVG, areas the group would like included in the work programme. Remember this is yours to develop!!

Meeting 2: Agreeing the work programme and contributing to the planning of the LSAB annual conference.

How much time will I be expected to commit?

You will be expected to attend virtual monthly LSVG meetings (90-minute duration) to plan and help deliver a Programme of work, supported by Healthwatch Greenwich, LondonADASS and Healthwatch England.

Will I be supported?

All our volunteers have the support of our staff to ensure you have the confidence to make a meaningful contribution and that you enjoy the experience. 


In addition to reasonable expenses (such as travel costs), successful candidates will also be reimbursed for their time.

Appointment and notice period

The appointment is for a two-year period with a three/six monthly review.  The appointment can be terminated at any time with an expectation of one month’s notice period on either side.

Values and behaviours of the group

Respect: To listen to everyone and value the personal experiences of everyone in the group.

Communication: To communicate in a way that is respectful and encourages involvement of everyone in the group

Working together: To understand and learn from each other to get the best possible experience and help to make a difference together


Who do I contact if I want to take part or find out more information?

Please contact Joy Beishon at

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