Safeguarding is to act as protection or a guard
Safeguarding has been implemented by Central Government as a way of protecting children, young people and adults at risk from abuse.
We are working in partnership with both Leeds Safeguarding Adults Partnership and Leeds Safeguarding Children’s Board to protect and promote individual human rights, the capacity for independence and improved well being so that people at risk stay safe, are treated with dignity and respect, enjoyed sustain quality of life, and are at all times protected from abuse, neglect, discrimination or poor treatment.
There are many forms of abuse and signs of these are not always easy to see. If you saw someone being attacked in the street you would call the Police, just because abuse happens behind closed doors doesn’t mean that we should ignore it. Emergency incidents should result in an immediate 999 call.
Useful contact details for children and young people
- Children and Young People’s Social Care 0113 222 4403
- Emergency Duty Team out of hours 0113 240 9536
Useful contact details for adults
- Adult Social Care Leeds 0113 222 4401
- Adult Social Care Emergency Duty Team out of hours number. 0113 240 9536