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Safeguarding and abuse

How schools, the police, social services, the health services and the public work together to keep children and adults who are at risk, safe from harm.

Safeguarding adults

Safeguarding adults is a term used to explain how agencies (such as the police, social services and the health services) as well as the general public, work together to keep safe those adults who are at risk of neglect or abuse.

Safeguarding children

Making sure that children are safe and protected is everyone's responsibility. This is also known as safeguarding children.

Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse occurs when an individual suffers physical, psychological, emotional, sexual, or financial abuse by a current partner, previous partner, or an adult family member.