Human Resources

Safeguarding – your responsibilities

Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults is everybody’s business. It doesn’t matter what role you have in the Council, if you come into contact with children, young adults, vulnerable adults, older people and/or their families, your responsibility to safeguard them is something you must be aware of.

Scope:

  • Anyone who comes into contact with children, young people and/or their families;
  • Anyone who comes into contact with vulnerable people, older people and/or their families;
  • Anyone who has concerns about the welfare of children, young people, vulnerable adults, older people and/or their families.

Recognising issues:

  • Causes of harm – by adults, by children, through the internet;
  • Types of harm – physical, emotional, sexual, neglect, financial;
  • Contributing factors – domestic violence, mental health, substance misuse;
  • Concerns about professionals/practitioners or institutional harm.

Handling issues:

If you have concerns and wish to discuss them, please use the appropriate contact listed below:

Training Issues:

On joining the council you will be expected to log in for your e-induction which you will be expected to complete.  The Safeguarding module will provide you with an overview of the following areas:

  • Children and Young People
  • Vulnerable Adults

There are also 2 mandatory units that explore the above topics in greater depth that are accessed through the council’s e-learning pages.