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Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. This page is a collation of key safeguarding messages where you can access information quickly and easily if you have a concern about someone.

You will also find free resources for promoting key safeguarding messages in your places of work or volunteering and campaign resources that you can promote on your social media channels.

If there are significant concerns about the immediate safety of a child call 999 as soon as it is safe to do so.

Everyone has a responsibility to refer a child when it is believed or suspected that a child:
Has suffered significant harm and /or;
Is likely to suffer significant harm and/or;
Has developmental and welfare needs which are likely only to be met through provision of family support services (with agreement of the child’s parent).

If you believe the situation is urgent but does not require the police, please call
0300 131 2 131 to make a telephone contact.
A written referral using the universal referral form must be completed and submitted within 24 hours of your telephone call.

To find out more: NYSCP (safeguardingchildren.co.uk)

If you or the person you are concerned about is in danger and immediate action is required, you should ring the emergency services on 999.

If you or the person you are concerned about is not in
immediate danger, you should ring our customer services centre on 0300 131 2 131. This includes outside of office hours.
All staff and professionals working with adults should use the Raising a Safeguarding Concern Form which is available from: www.northyorks.gov.uk/safeguarding-vulnerable-adults

To find out more: NYSAB (safeguardingadults.co.uk)

If you have concerns about the behaviour of someone who works or volunteers with children and young people then you should speak to the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO).

In accordance with Working Together (2023), where an organisation has received an allegation that a volunteer or member of staff who works with children has:

behaved in a way that has harmed a child, or may have harmed a child
possibly committed a criminal offence against or related to a child
behaved towards a child or children in a way that indicates they may pose a risk of harm to children
behaved or may have behaved in a way that indicated they may not be suitable to work with children

You should contact the LADO on 01609 533080.

To find out more: NYSCP (safeguardingchildren.co.uk)

North Yorkshire Police relies on intelligence from communities, partners and other law enforcement agencies. Intelligence can come from a range of sources such as a concerned member of the community worried about a neighbouring address, a local authority worker who has received a disclosure from a person,
or from police in another area.

The police Community Partnership Intelligence Online Form is a key and safe way for professionals to share information about something that may be concerning them for example:
Information about a concerning incident
Suspicious activity
An unusual exchange between two or more people
Something that makes professionals feel uncomfortable.
This form is for professionals and volunteers working with
young people and adults.

For non-emergency police enquiries call 101

To find out more:
Community Partnership Intelligence Online Form: Partner services | North Yorkshire Police NB. These forms are for agencies and partners of the police, they are not for public use.
The partnership has produced a guide to support the submission of intelligence; the guide can be accessed here: NYSCP (safeguardingchildren.co.uk)
For members of the general public who wish to report or share information about a crime they can call 101 or report it online here: Home | North Yorkshire Police


Use these resources to promote key safeguarding messages in your places of work.

Safeguarding booklet

Safeguarding poster A4

Safeguarding poster A3

Social Media Campaign

Social Media is a vial tool to share key messages with your teams, volunteers and the wider community. These assets and suggested posts have been produced for you to share regularly on your social media platforms.

Worried about a child?

  • Worried about a child? Find out how to act on your concerns with this @NYSCP1 poster #Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. #SafeguardingChildren
  • Do you know what action to take if you have concerns about a child’s safety? @NYSCP1’s poster has all the information you need to make a referral #SafeguardingChildren
  • If you think a child has been harmed or is at risk of being harmed, don’t delay. Find out how to voice your concerns with this @NYSCP1 poster #Safeguarding #Children #NorthYorks
  • Do you know how to raise concerns if you think a child may be at risk of harm or has experienced abuse?
  • Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and it’s important to take action if you are worried about a child. @NYSCP1 has produced guidelines so that you know how to get support.

Worried about an adult as a victim of abuse?

  • If you are worried an adult may be a victim of abuse, don’t delay. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Find out how to raise concerns with this @NYSCP1 poster #SafeguardingAdults @NYSAB
  • Speak out if you think an adult may be at risk of harm or abuse. This @NYSCP1 booklet explains how to voice your concerns #SafeguardingAdults @NYSAB
  • There are many forms of abuse and neglect – do you know how to spot the signs, and more importantly, how to act on any concerns you may have? This @NYSCP1 poster will help. @NYSAB
  • We all have a role to play in caring for vulnerable members of our communities. Never, ever do nothing – if you have concerns, do raise them. @NYSCP1 have resources to help you.

Training and Learning

  • .@NYSCP1 has a wealth of resources & training to answer all your questions about #Safeguarding adults & children. Check out their 1-minute guides, podcasts & guidance to bring your knowledge up to date.
  • It’s vital to keep in touch with the latest #Safeguarding policies & procedures to protect the people that your organisation comes into contact with. Take a look at these @NYSCP1 resources to boost your knowledge.
  • #Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. If you feel there’s a gap in your knowledge, or you need a refresh, @NYSCP1 has all the information you need to protect children and adults.
  • Have you signed up for @NYSCP1’s free monthly update on all things #Safeguarding? It’s the best way to stay informed, delivered straight to your inbox.
  • Give your safeguarding knowledge an overhaul with @NYSCP1s free resources including podcasts, 1-minute guides and training.
  • Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility so keeping up to date with guidelines is important to protect anyone who comes into contact with your organisation.
  • Have you got the right safeguarding policies in place to protect anyone who comes into contact with your organisation? These @NYSCP1 resources – including podcasts, 1-minute guides and training sessions – will make sure that your organisation is up to speed with the latest guidelines.
  • Give your safeguarding knowledge a boost by signing up to @NYSCP1’s monthly bulletin. The latest policy, updates and advice will be emailed straight to your inbox, keeping you up to date with the latest safeguarding news. Sign up for free now

Further information and Training

The partnership have a wealth of information related to a wide variety of safeguarding topics, alongside One Minute Guides (OMGs). We also have free training and monthly masterclass sessions (free one hour briefing of safeguarding updates). You can also access additional learning based on multi agency audits or reviews of serious cases.

Practice Guidance and OMGs



Keeping up to date:

There are lots of ways to keep up to date with key safeguarding updates from the partnership and share updates with your teams:

Sign up to our e-bulletin

Follow us on social media: (click on the icons to subscribe)

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel and access a library of recorded safeguarding webinars:

NYSCP – YouTube


Resource Library

Find the latest forms, guidance, tools and documents to help you safeguard children in North Yorkshire by searching in our resource library


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