SAFEGUARDING

Please call the Police on 999 if an adult, child or young person is in immediate danger!

Safeguarding means protecting a child, young person or adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect.

It is about people and organisations working together to prevent and stop both the risks and experience of abuse or neglect, while at the same time making sure that the adults wellbeing is promoted including, where possible, having regard to their views, wishes, feelings and beliefs when deciding on any action.

Making safeguarding personal

Making safeguarding personal means putting the person at the centre of everything we do during a safeguarding enquiry from the very beginning to the very end.

If you report abuse we will:

  • listen to you
  • understand your wishes and feelings
  • take you seriously
  • treat you with respect
  • support you to feel safe
  • support you to make your own decisions
  • keep you informed and involved
  • tell you what will happen next

Derbyshire Safeguarding Children and Adults Boards are working hard to make sure that every child, young person and adult’s are treated in this way during the safeguarding process.

Please visit our information page below if you are a child or worried about a friend:
» CHILDREN/YOUNG PEOPLE

Please visit our information page below if you are a parent or carer and worried about your child:
» PARENTS AND CARERS

Please visit our information page below if you are worried about a child who is not related to you:
» WORRIED ABOUT A CHILD WHO IS NOT RELATED TO YOU?

Please visit our information page below if you are worried about an adult/vulnerable adult:
» WORRIED ABOUT AN ADULT?

Please visit the support page below if you are an adult (+18 yrs) and have experienced childhood sexual abuse, incest or sexual violence:

ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence Advisor) INFORMATION LEAFLET

SAIL ( Sexual Abuse and Incest Line) INFORMATION LEAFLET

Please call the Police on 999 if an adult, child or young person is in immediate danger!