The aim of the Manchester Safeguarding Boards is to ensure that everyone in our city is able to live in safety; free from abuse, neglect or crime – no matter what their age or circumstances.
We believe everyone who lives or works in the city has a role to play in achieving this.
Safeguarding is all about:
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility – if you are any doubt about reporting a concern don’t think ‘What if I’m wrong?’ think ‘What if I’m right?‘
If you are concerned about yourself, or a friend or neighbour, there are people you can speak to and there is help available.
Contact the local police if you think a crime has been committed; or contact the local council if you think someone is at risk or is being abused.
Details can be found on our concerned page
Find out more about various topics in our resource hub.
We firmly believe that the wider community can help safeguard the children, young people and adults who live alongside them.
One of the ways we can do this is to raise awareness of safeguarding issues and how everyone in the community can contribute to looking out for their family, friends and neighbours – or perhaps a stranger.
We work with Manchester people every day, so our Trust your instinct campaign aims to help everyone know what to say and do when they see things are not going well.
We all have a role to play in protecting children and young people from child abuse and neglect, but research shows that currently a third of people who suspect child abuse don’t act on their suspicions.
This campaign hopes to raise awareness of the signs to look out for which may indicate a child is being abused or neglected; and to remind members of the public who they should call if they are concerned about the wellbeing of a child.
For more information visit our ‘What is child abuse?‘ resource.
To find out more about the government campaign visit their website www.gov.uk – Report Child Abuse
Get advice about child abuse
Contact the NSPCC if you want to discuss any concerns or get advice:
Sometimes though, things may go wrong ,or we may feel uncomfortable with the situation. Mistreatment doesn’t always involve a stranger. Someone we think of as a friend could mistreat us, perhaps by taking money or by making us feel afraid, uncomfortable or hurt.
No matter who is helping them, everyone is in charge of making their own decisions and has the right to be respected and listened to.
Find out more in our ‘what is adult abuse?’ resource.
Care homes and home carers
Contact the local council if you’re concerned about:
NHS hospital or clinic care
Contact the manager of the hospital or clinic if you’re worried about someone.
Get advice about adult abuse
If you want to discuss your concerns or get some advice, contact the Action on Elder Abuse helpline on 0808 808 8141 or visit their website elderabuse.org.uk
Real Safeguarding Stories
These videos are designed to help us all think about adult safeguarding issues. Throughout our lives we can become vulnerable and at risk. These videos explore issues such as drug abuse, online fraud, mental health, care for the elderly, and neglect. They are also designed to help us reflect on how people can be best supported, for example by addressing the needs of the carer, or by ‘making safeguarding personal’.
Visit the website realsafeguardingstories.com/adult-safeguarding/
If you learn how to recognise CSE then you could help us to protect children and young people locally and beyond.
Find out more in our CSE resource for families & the community.
If you learn how to recognise a scam, then you learn how to protect yourself, your family and your friends.
Find out more about how you can help in our fraud, scams & safety resource
Find out more at www.nspcc.org.uk/its-your-call
The commercial sector plays a key part in our city and we believe that understanding more about how safeguarding may be an issue in your workplace will:
The advice on this website for businesses will help you fulfill your responsibilities to safeguard children, young people and adults.
Information and signposting regarding the sale and supply of these products can be found in our age restricted products & solvent abuse resource.
Information and training resources can be found in our Gambling establishments resource.
For more information and guidance visit our licensing resources.
This includes information about under 18’s event and for hotels and the hospitality trade.
Use our quick Q+A to find commonly asked quesitons.
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