Safeguarding Children

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Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children’s health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.

Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.

Click the link to find out what the Luton Safeguarding Children’s Board is about.

Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub

(you can ring and speak to someone if you want help or help for a friend who is being abused or might be)

01582 547653

Out of hours (Emergency Duty Team)

Monday to Friday 5pm to 9am and weekends 0300 3008123

Bedfordshire Police Specialist Public Protection enquiries

Phone – 01234 846960
(0700hrs to 1700hrs weekdays 0800 to 1600hrs weekends)

In an emergency – 999

Childline

If you are 18 or under ChildLine offers free, confidential advice and support whatever your worry, whenever you need help.

Phone 0800 1111
www.childline.org.uk

NSPCC

The NSPCC Helpline has launched a mobile phone texting service which will allow members of the public to contact the Helpline by texting 88858.

Or phone 0808 800 5000
www.nspcc.org.uk

Youth Luton

www.youth.luton.gov.uk