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“Our commitment to safeguarding is absolute. We have a duty of care, to not only protect our vulnerable Muscle Dream beneficiaries but everyone who comes into contact with the charity. Safeguarding is an operational priority. We take a zero-tolerance approach to any form of abuse or harm. We put the safety and well-being of every person that connects with our work at the heart of the organisation.”

SOURCE: Michael McGrath, CEO ~ Muscle Help Foundation

The Muscle Help Foundation (MHF) is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for all children and vulnerable adults. The charity brings together children, young people and their families, creating communities through transformational events, networks and activities.

The charity delivers Muscle Dreams for vulnerable children and young adults, aged 8 to 28 years, with muscular dystrophy and allied neuro-muscular conditions. Through Muscle Dreams and by bringing beneficiaries and families together, we aim to help fulfil their potential, giving them a sense of purpose and hope for the future.

Our Board of Trustees recognise and promote the safety and well-being of our beneficiaries, their families and our wider stakeholder community. The charity actively promotes a safe culture by clearly identifying and communicating safeguarding roles and responsibilities.

The charity has clear safeguarding procedures in place. We train staff and volunteers in these procedures and we apply a zero-tolerance approach to any form of abuse or harm. Our Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Code of Practice, which are reviewed annually, details our commitment to this.

Key Contacts

♦ MHF’s Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is: Michael McGrath, CEO
♦ MHF’s Deputy DSL is: Sue McGrath, Charity Trustee & Charity Secretary
♦ MHF’s nominated Trustee for Safeguarding is: Shalon Spencer, Charity Trustee

Raising concerns, making disclosures or reporting safeguarding matters

Please contact us at or call 07958 463434 to speak to MHF’s Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) or one of the Safeguarding Team.

The charity’s current Safeguarding Summary and the MHF Code of Practice are available via their respective links, for beneficiaries, parents/carers, third party suppliers and the public.
Trustees, staff, volunteers, relevant suppliers and external consultants are required to complete the charity’s Safeguarding Quiz.

The charity’s current safeguarding policies and procedures are available to all Trustees, staff, volunteers, relevant suppliers and external consultants – these documents are held by the charity.

Michael McGrath

CEO and Founder

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