Safeguarding is action taken to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults to ensure they’re free from abuse, neglect and harm.
We take safeguarding very seriously and our Safeguarding Policy ensures all colleagues understand how to protect residents who may be at risk of abuse, neglect or harm.
How do I report a concern?
If you believe a child, young person or vulnerable adult is being harmed or at serious risk of harm, contact the police on 999 immediately.
If you’re concerned about a child or adult’s welfare, or how they’re being treated but don’t believe it’s an emergency, contact your local adult’s or children’s safeguarding team to discuss your concerns and get advice.
- For concerns about adults, contact your local authority’s Adult Social Care Team Find Local Authority Adult Social Care services - NHS (www.nhs.uk).
- For concerns about children, contact your local authority’s children’s services Children and young people's services - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
Or contact the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000, or email [email protected]
If you or your family have care or support needs, we can provide information and help you access the services you need. We care about you and your families wellbeing and will always try to help you live in a safe environment.
More information on safeguarding
- Adult Safeguarding Six Principles of Adult Safeguarding - ACT (anncrafttrust.org)
- Children Safeguarding NSPCC What is Child Abuse & How to Keep Your Child Protected | NSPCC
- The Childline website also has lots of advice and support for children and young people experiencing abuse.
- To get information and support for domestic abuse, go to our domestic abuse page.