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Safeguarding is everyone's business!

Family members, relatives, friends and neighbours all have an important part to play in keeping adults with care and support needs safe from abuse and neglect.

If you are worried or concerned about someone, please don't keep it to yourself - report your concerns.

It doesn't matter if you're not sure whether an action / series of actions / a situation is abuse or neglect  all the local agencies and national helplines would much rather you phoned / got in touch so that they can help you know what if anything needs to be done to keep someone safe from harm.

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I am an adult with care and support needs

This part of the website is for you if you are 18 or older, and need help to keep yourself safe.

Everyone has a right to live without abuse and neglect and to be treated fairly, with dignity and respect.

Safeguarding adults is about preventing and responding to allegations of abuse or neglect of adults with care and support needs in Wolverhampton.

The Safeguarding Adults Board aims to work with local people and our partners so that adults with care and support needs are safe and able to protect themselves from abuse and neglect.

For you to get safeguarding help, the level of care or support you need doesn't matter, nor does it matter whether or not you have anyone to help you with those needs.

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Tragic death of two year old in Wolverhampton

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NEW SAFEGUARDING ARRANGEMENTS

Working Together 2018 requires all Local Safeguarding Children Boards to publish their new Children's Safeguarding Partnership Arrangements. These will take effect from September 2019. 

Click on the button below for full details.

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I work with children / young people / families

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This section provides information and guidance for professionals, practitioners and managers to support your work with children, young people and families. This is designed to help you keep up to date with developments in safeguarding practice and provides information across a range of issues and how to respond to them.

Policies and procedures provide the framework within which an organisation and its staff (employees and volunteers) operate. They define what an organisation does and how it does it. Clear policies and procedures support: effective decision making; provision of guidelines on what employees and volunteers can and cannot do; what decisions they can make and what activities are appropriate.

All organisations working with children and young people and / or their parents and carers should have robust policies and procedures which will ensure that: children and young people are safe; workers know and understand their roles and responsibilities; and workers know how to respond appropriately if they have concerns about a child or young person’s safety or welfare.

Ensuring that agencies and professionals work effectively together is essential when working with children and young people.

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Keith's Story - helping us to understand hoarding

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Pathway for Raising Concerns about radicalisation

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'Orange' Wolverhampton resources

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Newsletter Signup

Information given to us is sometimes shared with other people, such as the Police or health professionals. This only happens if they need to have this information to help keep someone safe.

If you tell us you are worried about someone being abused, you may not always be told all of the details of what action is taken. This is because the council has a duty to keep information about people safe.

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National Hate Crime Awareness Week

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Each year Wolverhampton Safeguarding Adults Board (WSAB) produces an Annual Report to enable the people of Wolverhampton to see what it has been doing to keep adults with care and support needs safe from abuse and neglect and promoting their wellbeing.

Click here to view and download a copy of the recently published WSAB Annual Report for 2016-17.

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WSAB Annual Report 2018-19

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Each year Wolverhampton Safeguarding Adults Board (WSAB) produces an Annual Report to enable the people of Wolverhampton to see what it has been doing to keep adults with care and support needs safe from abuse and neglect and promoting their wellbeing.

Click here, or on the image on the right to view and /or download a copy of the joint Annual Report 2018-19 of Wolverhampton Safeguarding Adults Board and Wolverhampton Safeguarding Children Board.

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Keeping Children Safe In Education Conference Nov 2016

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Publications and Resources

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Learning and Development

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Keith's Story - helping us to understand hoarding

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Keeping Children Safe In Education Conference Nov 2016

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I'm worried about making matters worse

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Home Office Disrespect NoBody Campaign

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Safer Recruitment

SAFEGUARDING ADULTS WITH CARE AND SUPPORT NEEDS IS EVERYONE'S BUSINESS!!

All voluntary, community and faith organisations need to understand their safeguarding roles and responsibilities (alongside those of other organisations and services) in order to help keep adults with care and support needs safe from abuse and neglect, and promote their wellbeing.

There is a range of help and support for voluntary, community and faith organisations working in Wolverhampton from Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council. This includes safeguarding support which you can access as follows:

1. Specific support for faith groups

There are over 250 faith groups in Wolverhampton which you can find details for all of these on the Wolverhampton Faith Map

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FGM International Day of Zero Tolerance

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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) includes all procedures involving total or partial removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. It's also known as ‘female circumcision’ or ‘cutting, and by other terms such as sunna, gudniin, halalays, tahur, megrez and khitan, among others. FGM has no health benefits, and no religious texts require girls to be ‘cut’, however FGM is carried out under the banners of culture and religion within families and communities in the mistaken belief that it benefits the girl in some way, eg. preserve/prove her virginity as a preparation for marriage.

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Mandatory Reporting Duty for Girls Under 18

Any adult assessment must consider the potential risks of FGM to any other women or girls living in the same family. In addition to general safeguarding duties, since October 2015 all registered health and social care professionals and qualified teachers have a personal professional duty to report FGM in girls under 18 years; professional registration can be affected by non-compliance with this duty.

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Training

BASIC SAFEGUARDING E-LEARNING

Wolverhampton Safeguarding partners (all public sector, private sector and voluntary sector organisations based in the city and / or delivering services or support to Wolverhampton residents) that don't have access to their own e-learning platforms can access the City of Wolverhampton Council's e-learning Guest Area FREE OF CHARGE.

Please read the guidance below and then click here to request safeguarding e-learning licences

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


About the Safeguarding Boards' free e-learning courses

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