Our Safeguarding Policies
Liverpool Safeguarding Children Board
Section 13 of the Children Act 2004 required each local authority to establish a Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB).
Safeguarding means protecting children from physical, emotional, sexual abuse and neglect. It also means helping children to grow up into confident, healthy and happy adults.
Liverpool Safeguarding Children Board is made up of a Strategic and Decision Making Group and a number of Sub Groups responsible for undertaking and overseeing work streams of the Board with membership representing the breadth of agencies working with children and young people. It has an Independent Chair providing independent leadership to support the Board’s strategic direction
For further information and details on what to do if you have a concern about a child, please visit the Liverpool Safeguarding Children Board's website.
Child at risk of abuse
How can you help?
Worried about a Child or Young Person? If a child or young person is at risk of harm, abuse, or neglect please report it to Careline 0151 233 3700 or contact the police on 0151 709 6010 or dial 999 in an emergency.
Signs of Safety
Find out more about the Signs of Safety model we have implemented across all agencies involved in safeguarding children and young people Liverpool.
Merseyside Safeguarding Adults Board
Following the introduction of the Care Act 2014, the combined Merseyside Safeguarding Adults Board was established in April 2017.
The Safeguarding Board has a statutory responsibility to monitor and evaluate what is done by partner agencies individually and collectively to safeguard and promote the welfare of everyone who lives in Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton and Wirral.
The Merseyside Safeguarding Adults Board is a partnership of statutory and non-statutory organisations. It has an Independent Chair providing independent leadership to support the Board’s strategic direction
For further information and details on what to do if you have a concern about an adult, please visit the Merseyside Safeguarding Adults Board's website
Adults at risk of abuse
Every adult has the right to be treated with dignity, have their choices respected and live a life free from fear.
When people have to rely on others to help them in their day-to-day lives, perhaps because they have a disability, they can be more vulnerable to abuse. Often they are abused by people who are close to them, such as family, friends or paid carers.
How can you help?
Get in touch with us - You can tell us about your concerns by calling Careline on 233 3800 or contact the police on 0151 709 6010 or dial 999 in an emergency.