What is Safeguarding Week
Safeguarding week aims to raise awareness of the different forms that abuse can take.
One of the aims of the week is to emphasise that everyone has a role to play in spotting the signs of abuse and to encourage the public and professionals in all walks of life to be aware of the many forms of abuse, neglect or harm.
The key message this year is ‘safeguarding is everybody’s business’.
Whilst Social Care is the lead service for dealing with enquiries regarding concerns that children and adults are at risk, everyone has a responsibility to safeguard the wellbeing of children, young people and adults.
Safeguarding is a wider concept than the protection of children and adults and deals with the promoting of:
- Physical, emotional and mental health
- Protection from harm and neglect
- Education, training and leisure
- Contribution to society
- Social and economic well-being
Safeguarding is about all the things that we can do together to identify, respond and support people who are being abused, or neglected, or whose wellbeing is being compromised.
Help and support is available - safeguarding processes help people and work with the individual and their family to meet their needs.
Anyone can raise a concern:
Tel: 01492 575111 (to safeguard a child)
0300 4561111 [to safeguard an adult]
Anyone who is concerned that someone may be the subject of abuse should report it.
North Wales Safeguarding Board website is the best place to find out more