Safeguarding refers to actions and processes that protect the health, wellbeing and human rights of individuals, which allow people - especially children, young people and vulnerable adults - to live free from abuse, harm and neglect.
- If you are concerned about the welfare of a child or an adult at risk; contact your local social services safeguarding team.
- If you feel someone is in immediate danger, you should always dial 999.
- Seek support for domestic abuse.
Hyde safeguarding children and adults policy statement (PDF, 312KB).