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:
- 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