Use the links below to access sections of the Care Act 2014 resource for information about the legal requirements of all safeguarding under the Act.
See: Identifying and Reporting Abuse and Neglect, which is part of the larger Care Act 2014 resource.
To raise a safeguarding concern about an adult:
Tel: 0345 8503 503
Minicom: 0345 8503 503
There are also 2 online forms:
If you are concerned that an adult is in imminent danger from abuse or neglect, or that a criminal act has taken place you should contact the police by dialing 999.
To raise a concern about a child contact the Integrated Front Door.
Tel: 0345 8503 503
Should your call be outside of business hours (Monday – Thursday, 8.30am – 5pm and Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm) please still call 0345 8503 503 to speak to the Emergency Duty Team.
If you are concerned that a child is in imminent danger from abuse or neglect, or that a criminal act has taken place you should contact the police by dialing 999.
See: Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, North Yorkshire, Wakefield and York Joint Multi Agency Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures.
Together, the Joint Multi Agency Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures set out specifically how the Local Authority works with other organisations in the area, such as the police and the ICBs to fulfil the requirements of the Care Act, including how they:
- Prevent and protect adults at risk from abuse;
- Empower and support adults to make their own choices;
- Investigate actual (or suspected) abuse or neglect; and
- Support adults who are at risk of, or experiencing abuse or neglect.
A range of Wakefield safeguarding processes, forms and guidance can be found on our website:
See: Safeguarding Adults from Abuse
You can also check the Local Resources.
In line with the Care Act 2014, Wakefield has a Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB).
See the Safeguarding Adults Board section of The Care Act 2014 and find out more about:
- The aim of Safeguarding Adults Boards;
- Their role and statutory duties;
- When boards must carry out a Safeguarding Adults Review (SAR).
For further information about our Safeguarding Adults Board, see Wakefield and Districts Safeguarding Board.
Last Updated: January 12, 2023