What is Safeguarding?
- Protecting vulnerable adults and children from abuse and neglect.
- Making sure people are supported to get good access to the support they need to make the most of out of their lives and to get full equal rights.
- Safeguarding Children and Adults is everyone’s responsibility and the mistreatment of any child or adult is not acceptable
We work with many agencies to prevent identify and respond to allegations of abuse or neglect.
This includes domestic abuse and people who might have their liberty restricted because of a lack of ability to fully understand their situation.
If you suspect abuse or neglect report it by telephoning 01302 862862 or fill in the form.
Anyone raising a concern that a child or adult is being abused or neglected will be taken seriously and we will act promptly and appropriately.
If there is an imminent threat to life or a crime being committed, you should telephone 999 and ask for the police.
For any concerns which may involve a Crime, contact should be made as soon as possible with the Police by telephoning 101.
Look and listen. Be aware. question, does it feel right? report it.
Domestic abuse can come in many forms from the people we know, including:
- Physical and sexual violence
- Living in fear of further violence
- Threats of violence or harming children
- Breaking objects, hurting pets and using abusive language
- Isolating an individual from family and friends
- Controlling behaviour, such as access to money or depriving a person of their independence
- Coercive behaviour, such as frightening, humiliating or intimidating someone.
If you think you – or someone you know – are a victim of domestic abuse, we will investigate in a sensitive way.
We will support you and ensure confidentiality at all times, work in partnership with relevant agencies and take appropriate action if necessary.
You may also find support yourself from agencies like: