Safeguarding means protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of adults at risk, enabling them to live safely, free from abuse and neglect.
Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
It is about people and organisations working together to prevent and reduce both the risks and experience of abuse or neglect.
Categories of harm and abuse for children and adults:
- psychological or emotional
- financial or economic
- neglect or acts of omission
- domestic abuse
- modern slavery
- radicalisation, terrorism, and extremism
What to do if you have a safeguarding concern
If there is immediate danger, call the police on 999.
If there is no immediate danger you can all the police on 101.
You should report cases of abuse or suspected abuse to your local authority social care teams.
If the concern is in relation to a Bromford customer please also alter the Neighbourhood Coach or call Bromford on 0330 1234 034
- NHS England: 111
National safeguarding organisations and advice lines
Information and help are available from these national organisations:
NSPCC – 0808 800 5000
Child Protection Company - 01327 552030
Victim Support – 0808 16 89 111
Crimestoppers - 0800 555 111
Action on Elder Abuse - 0808 808 8141
Care Quality Commission:
Galop - LGBT+ Hate Crime Helpline 020 7704 2040