Safeguarding ensures that vulnerable people are protected and are able to live as independently as possible and every child and adult has a right to be safe from harm. Everyone has the right to live without abuse or neglect and be treated fairly with dignity and respect. Safeguarding adults is about preventing and responding to allegations of abuse or neglect of adults with care and support needs.
Safeguarding Children promotes the welfare of children as:
Protecting children from maltreatment
Preventing impairment of children's health or development
Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
Walsall Safeguarding Partnership has a new website, which brings together Safeguarding Adults and Safeguarding Children. Please visit: www.WalsallSP.co.uk
If you believe a child is in immediate danger, always call the Police. They will deal with your concerns sensitively and in confidence. Alternatively, call 999 in an emergency.
If you are concerned about a child
If you suspect that a child or young person is being, or is at risk of being significantly harmed as a result of abuse or neglect, you must report this immediately.
During office hours (Monday – Thursday, 8.45am – 5.15pm Friday, 8.45am – 4.45pm) call Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub: 0300 555 2866
Out of office hours (evenings, weekends and bank holidays) Emergency Response Team Telephone: 0300 555 2922