A new website has been created to provide a one-stop shop for information for families and professionals about safeguarding in Wolverhampton.
The Wolverhampton Safeguarding website – available at http://www.wolverhamptonsafeguarding.org.uk/ – brings together the work of Wolverhampton's Safeguarding Adults and Safeguarding Children’s Boards, providing a wealth of information and advice for anyone who may be concerned about the welfare of a child, young person or vulnerable adult with care and support needs.
It features information about how to recognise abuse and neglect in children and adults and how to report concerns to the relevant authorities.
It also outlines how organisations including the police, health services, voluntary, community and faith groups, schools, the council, housing providers and care providers need to work together to keep people safe from harm and promote their wellbeing.
The site has been developed jointly by the Adults’ and Children’s Safeguarding Boards.
Stephen Dodd, of Youth Organisations Wolverhampton and chair of the Safeguarding Boards’ Joint Communication and Engagement Committee, said: "Safeguarding is everyone’s business, and we hope this new website will answer everyone's questions and direct them to the help, support or other solutions they need.
“It is aimed at anyone who has contact with children or other vulnerable people – whether they are a child or young person themselves, an adult with care and support needs, a parent or carer, neighbour or family friend, someone who run an organisation, activity or business or who someone working in a school, hospital, faith group or community organisation.”
Councillor Val Gibson, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, added: "Ensuring the safety of a vulnerable child or adult should be at the heart of everything we do, and this new website has an important role to play in highlighting what people should look out for, and how they should go about getting help for them."
For more details, please visit http://www.wolverhamptonsafeguarding.org.uk/.
Wolverhampton Safeguarding is one of three new websites launched in recent weeks. The others include a refreshed Wolverhampton Information Network, http://win.wolverhampton.gov.uk, which has been extended to include information about children’s services in the city and the local SEND offer for people with special educational needs, and About Youth, www.aboutyouth.org.uk, which showcases events and activities for children and young people in Wolverhampton.