Safeguarding is Everybody`s Business and if you or others have concerns about the safety or welfare of a child, young person or adult it is your responsibility to act on those concerns.
Record the concerns in writing and pass them on to the Child Care Assessment Team OR the Adult Safeguarding Team without delay.
If in doubt you can contact the Child Care Assessment Team or Adult Safeguarding Team to seek advice.
Never assume someone else will report your concerns. Take positive action and report it immediately. Children or adults at risk should not be expected to take responsibility for themselves or others.
This is a quick guide and not a substitute for the National Protection Procedures. Make sure you are familiar with the policies to which you are working.
Child Care Assessment Team: 01437 776444
Adult Safeguarding Team: 01437 776056
Social Services out of Hours: 0300 333 2222
In an emergency ring 999
Other Useful Telephone Numbers:-
NSPCC: 0808 8005000
Childline: 0800 1111
Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 8010800
Care Inspectorate Wales: 0300 7900126