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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

Domestic violence and abuse

Domestic abuse is a serious problem. It is not just physical (slapping, punching or kicking), it can be someone trying to control what you do.  It can include sexual and emotional abuse.

An abuser may threaten you or control your money. They use anything else to make you do things they want, including forcing you into marriage.

Domestic violence is not your fault and you are not alone. We want to encourage victims of domestic abuse in Calderdale to find the courage to come forward and seek support and help. You do not have to put up with domestic abuse. Find out about your local services by phoning the helplines on this page.

Calderdale CCG safeguarding team contacts

For clinical Safeguarding Adult Queries contact Luke Turnbull or Tel: 07775 903676

For clinical Safeguarding Children Queries contact Gill Poyser Young or Tel: 07904 653331

Deputy Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Adults: Susan Brook or Tel: 07976 673882

Deputy Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children: Sarah Booth or Tel: 07786 312336


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