Safeguarding is the protection of people’s health, wellbeing and human rights, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect.
Those most in need of protection area;
- Young People
- Adults whose circumstances makes them vulnerable
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and, as an organisation, we are committed to ensuring that all recruitment of staff is undertaken fairly, effectively, safely and in accordance with legislation.
All adults who come into contact with children, young people and vulnerable adults in their work have a duty of care to safeguard and promote their welfare.
Brentwood Borough Council is works closely with the two multi agency Safeguarding Boards which develop and review the Safeguarding policies and procedures which are used across Southend, Essex and Thurrock (SET Procedures).
If you are concerned that a child young person is being harmed, neglected or at risk of this you should contact Essex Social Care on 0345 603 7627.
Out of hours (5.30pm – 9am) Monday – Thursday, 4.30pm Friday-9am Monday, and Bank Holidays 0345 606 1212 or 0300 1230 770
If there is an immediate risk of harm to a child or young person then contact the Police on 999
If you have concerns that a vulnerable adult may be being harmed, neglected or at risk of abuse you should contact Essex Social Care Direct on 0345 603 7630
Out of hours 0345 606 1212