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Safeguarding

Safeguarding Adults

Are you Safe?

Does anyone...

Violence

Bully you or hit you?

Touch

Touch your body in places where you don't want them to?

Theft

Steal money from you?

Safety

Lock you in your room?

Medicine

Stop you from having the medicine your Doctor says you should have?

What Is Child Abuse?

All children have the right to be looked after properly, kept safe and protected from harm.

Child abuse is the ill treatment or neglect of a child by an adult or young person resulting in the child suffering significant harm. Abuse of a child can be sexual, physical, emotional or neglect. Child abuse and neglect occurs to children of both sexes, of all ages, and in all cultures and social classes.

Things can go wrong for all sorts of reasons in any kind of family at any time, which sometimes means that children suffer as a result

Don't assume someone else will be doing something about it.

Children can not always ask for help themselves.

Do not delay reporting your concerns.

Whom should I contact?

You can contact Doncaster Council either by telephone or going to Council House, College Road, Doncaster and asking to speak to the Duty Child Care Social Worker on 01302 737777

During office hours

Carr House Centre, Danum Road, Bennetthorpe, Doncaster:
Telephone (01302) 734739 Fax (01302) 735872

Out of office hours

You should contact the Emergency Social Services Team on 01302 796000 or your nearest Police station.

Do I have to give my name?

If you give your name it will be treated confidentially. The most important thing is to tell Doncaster Council or the Police about the children you are worried about. We take all calls about child abuse seriously whether you give your name or not.

Then tell us about it;

Phone

(01302) 737391

Write

Write to:
Adult Contact Team
Council House
College Road,
Doncaster,
DN1 3DA

Doncaster
www.doncaster.gov.uk

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