2. Who can help me?
Safeguarding is about protecting children, young people and adults at risk from abuse or neglect. We hope this website provides you with information about a whole load of issues.
However, if you are worried or scared about the way you or someone you know is being treated don’t bottle it up, tell someone, a parent, teacher, friend or REPORT IT:
- If you have a concern about a child or young person, please call the Children and Families Assessment and Intervention Team on 01225 396312 or 01225 396313.
- If outside of office hours, please call the Emergency Duty Team on 01454 615165.
- If a child or young person is in immediate danger then please dial 999 and ask for police assistance.
The Local Authority Designated Officer sometimes called the LADO is the person in the council who manages concerns for children where the complaint is about an adult in a position of trust, for example a professional who works with children. If this is the case you can contact the LADO on 01225 396810 Monday – Thursday between 9am and 5pm and between 9am and 4.30pm on a Friday.