Safeguarding

Safeguarding

Safeguarding Children

If it is believed that children are at risk, Child Protection Guidelines must be adhered to, and the need to follow these procedures should be discussed with the non abusive parent and their consent obtained, if possible. However, the interests of the child are paramount, and initiating child protection procedures is not conditional on obtaining consent.

Safeguarding Adults

If it is believed that the victim or dependents meet the criteria for ‘vulnerable adults' then the local Adult Safeguarding procedures should be adhered to.