Safeguarding? What does that mean?
Safeguarding means keeping people safe.
It is about stopping abuse or neglect of children, young people and adults at risk and helping those who have been abused or neglected.
The risk of abuse, neglect or other forms of harm – to people of all ages – is very real and something everyone should be aware of, in order to spot the warning signs and, most importantly, know exactly what to do and where to go for help.
If we all take a little bit of responsibility for keeping people safe then we can look after those who need us the most.
Cwm Taf Safeguarding Week 2017
Safeguarding Week will take place between the 13th and the 17th November 2017.
During Safeguarding Week there will be a variety of events across Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf where you will be able to learn about keeping people safe, what to do if you are worried about someone and how you can help.
All events will be free and you will have a chance to pick up some freebies!
To find out more phone 01443 484 560, pop into the One Stop Shop at the Civic Centre or go online and visit www.cwmtafsafeguarding.org.
Do you know what to do if you are worried about someone?
If you think that someone is being harmed or is at risk of being harmed then you should report it immediately. All calls are treated seriously and can be made without giving your name.
Between 9 o’clock in the morning and 5 o’clock in the evening, please phone 01685 725000
After 5 o’clock in the evening or at the weekend, please phone 01443 743665
If you believe someone is at immediate risk of harm call 999 and speak to the Police.
If you would like to report a non-urgent incident however, or have a problem or general query, you can call 101, the 24 hour non-emergency number for the police. Use 101 when the incident is less urgent than 999.
Remember – It is everyone’s business to keep people safe!