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Safeguarding means protecting people’s health, well-being and human rights and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. It is fundamental to creating high-quality health and social care.

Those most in need of protection are:

  • children
  • young people
  • adults at risk

The safeguarding duties apply to an adult (aged 18 or over) who:

  • has needs for care and support (whether or not the local authority is meeting any of those needs) and
  • is experiencing, or at risk of, abuse or neglect; and
  • as a result of those care and support needs is unable to protect themselves from either the risk of, or the experience of abuse or neglect.

Concerns about a child or young person?

Calderdale Children’s Social Care on one of the following telephone numbers:

  • Call MAST (Multi-Agency Screening Team): 01422 393336 (in normal working hours)
  • Out of hours call the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on:  01422 288000
  • or call the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000. 

 For further information see Calderdale’s Safeguarding Children Board website

Concerns about an adult?

If there is actual or immediate significant harm Contact the police by calling`999
If there is the actual or potential risk of harm Contact Gateway to Care on 0845 1111 103
If you have any concerns or want advice Contact Gateway to Care on 0845 1111 103


For further information see Calderdale Council Safeguarding Adults website

Calderdale CCG safeguarding team contacts


Luke Turnbull, Designated Professional for Safeguarding Adults:


T: 01422 307400


Gill Poyser-Young, Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children:


T: 01422 307400


Hannah Smith, Designated Nurse for Looked After Children for Calderdale and Huddersfield NHs Foundation Trust and Calderdale Council:




Sarah Booth, Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children in Calderdale:


T: 07786 312 336


NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group
5th floor, F Mill, Dean Clough
Halifax, HX3 5AX

Tel: 01422 307400

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