Safeguarding Children and at Risk of Abuse or Neglect Adults

Safeguarding Children

Improving the way people work together to safeguard, promote and improve the welfare of children is crucial.  Sections 10 and 11 of the Children Act 2004 place new duties upon Local Authorities and their partners to co-operate to make arrangements to ensure that they safeguard and promote the welfare of all children.

Safeguarding Adults

A vulnerable adult can be anyone who is 18 years old or over, who has a physical or sensory impairment, a learning disability, or a mental health problem and may be unable to protect themselves from harm or abuse.  Many frail or confused older people are especially vulnerable. 

Safeguarding Boards

Children

Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board brings together representatives of each of the main agencies and professionals responsible for promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people in Staffordshire. 

Adults

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Adult Safeguarding Partnership Board brings together representatives of key agencies to make sure that local safeguarding arrangements help and protect adults in the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent area.

As a joint stakeholder, it is our duty to co-operate with the Staffordshire Safeguarding Childrens Board and Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Adult Protection when making arrangements to safeguard all children within our Borough and to actively help to shape them so that improvements are seen in all areas of our service delivery and associated outcomes for children.

Points of Contact for the General Public:

First Response Team (FRT) -  0800 131 3126
(between 8am and 5.30pm and 4.30pm on a Friday) or via a brief email firstr@staffordshire.gov.uk

Outside of 8am and 5.30pm
Emergency Duty Service (EDS) - 0845 6042 886

Vulnerable Adult Referral 0845 604 2719

Alternatively you can contact Staffordshire Police Central Referral Unit on 101 or Dial 999 in an emergency

For information relating to Safer Recruitment procedures at Stafford Borough please contact: Wendy Jennings - HR Manager, email: wjennings@staffordbc.gov.uk

For information relating to the SSCB please visit the Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board website.

Points of Contact for Stafford Borough Council Employees:

Tracy Redpath - Lead Designated Safeguarding Officer - 01785 619195
tredpath@staffordbc.gov.uk

Jan Silvester - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer - 01785 619477
jsilvester@staffordbc.gov.uk

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults referral form can be accessed via the link under Related documents

First Response Team (FRT) -  0800 131 3126
(between 8am and 5.30pm and 4.30pm on a Friday) or via a brief email firstr@staffordshire.gov.uk

Outside of 8am and 5.30pm
Emergency Duty Service (EDS) - 0845 6042 886

Vulnerable Adult Referral 0845 604 2719

Alternatively you can contact Staffordshire Police Central Referral Unit on 101 or Dial 999 in an emergency

For information relating to Safer Recruitment procedures at Stafford Borough please contact: Wendy Jennings - HR Manager, email: wjennings@staffordbc.gov.uk

For information relating to the SSCB please visit the Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board website.