Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults Policy

Test Valley Borough Council recognises its responsibilities to safeguard our young and vulnerable population, to work in partnership with agencies and to report our concerns. Child and Adult protection is the function of Children and Adult Services based at Hampshire County Council.

The Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy covers employees, Members, volunteers and contractors and enables them to have a better understanding of their role and what they can do if they have concerns.

Useful contacts for the public:
If you think a child or vulnerable adult is in immediate danger you must call 999 for the police.

If you think a crime has taken place call Hampshire Police on 101.

To report your concerns or to talk to a duty social worker regarding child protection call HantsDirect (Childrens Services) on:
0300 555 1384 office hours or 0300 555 1373 out of hours

To report your concerns or to talk to a duty social worker regarding vulnerable adults call HantsDirect (Adult Services)  on:
0300 555 1386 office hours or 0300 555 1373 out of hours

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline 0800 800 5000

ChildLine 0800 1111

Elder Abuse Response Helpline 0808 8088141

See It Stop It - Adult Safeguarding App - See document below

Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB) is responsible for co-ordinating and ensuring the effectiveness of local work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in Hampshire. The Hampshire Safeguarding Children website brings together information on safeguarding children for, children and young people, their parents and carers and for staff working with children and young people and their families. The website offers local and national guidance to support you in safeguarding children in Hampshire and information on where and how to get help.

Contact Us:
For further information contact Health Improvement Manager on 01264 368000 or email Community&Leisure@testvalley.gov.uk