Safeguarding explained

Safeguarding is about:  

  • Protecting children and adults at risk from harm, abuse and neglect 
  • Preventing damage to health and development 
  • Ensuring children are growing up safely, have the best life chances and enter adulthood successfully  

Children and adults at risk can be abused in a family, institution or community setting. Abuse can include:  

  • Physical abuse 
  • Emotional abuse 
  • Sexual abuse 
  • Neglect - persistent failure to meet basic physical and / or psychological needs 
  • Financial or material abuse 
  • Discriminatory abuse 
  • Institutional abuse 
Worried about a child or adult at risk

If you have concerns, please contact:  

  • Stockport Council's Children's Social Care on 0161 217 6028 
  • Stockport Council's Adult Social Care on 0161 217 6029 
  • Stockport Council's out of hours service on 0161 718 2118 
  • Stockport Police on 0161 872 5050 
  • NSPCC Child Protection helpline on 0808 800 5000 
  • In an emergency situation please call 999 

Safeguarding Children and Adults at Risk Policy

Please read the Safeguarding Children and Adults at Risk Policy

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