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Child Protection
When someone contacts us with concerns about a child we start our child protection inquiry process.
Child abuse is any action by another person, adult or child, that causes significant harm to a child. It can be physical, sexual or emotional, but can just as often be about lack of love, care and attention. We know that neglect, whatever form it takes, can be just as damaging to a child as physical abuse.
It's everyone's responsibility to ensure that children are safe. If you are worried that a child or young person may be at risk of harm then you should call 030 33 33 3001 and ask for the Social Work Access team.
Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a crime of devastating and long-lasting consequences for its victims and their families. Childhoods and family life can be ruined, and this can be made worse when victims, or those at risk of abuse, do not receive the support they need.
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Violence Against Women and Girls
Women and girls often experience several forms of violence based on their gender including domestic abuse.
Several local organisations and agencies are working together to tackle domestic abuse and violence against women and girls across the region.
Domestic abuse can take many different forms. It isn't always easy to spot abuse or victims of abuse but there are some common signs of abuse.
There are many local and national organisations that can help if you're suffering because of domestic abuse or other forms of violence.
There are a number of things you can do to help someone else who is experiencing violence or abuse.
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Adult Support and Protection
Call 030 33 33 3001 and ask for the duty social worker if you or another adult you know is at risk of harm. Call 999 if it's an emergency.
Videos and other Adult Support and Protection resources
Harm is a deliberate injury or damage to someone, be it physically or psychologically.
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Key Strategic Partnerships
Information on Supporting Communities
Just Communities: strengthening relationships, building resilience and reducing reoffending
The purpose of Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) is public protection and the reduction of serious harm.
ADP is a body made up of representatives from a wide range of partners across the region.
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