Safeguarding means protecting people's health, wellbeing and human rights, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect.
Safeguarding Concerns relating to adults
Safeguarding adults is about preventing and responding to allegations of abuse, harm or neglect of adults at risk across Dudley Borough. Details of how to contact adult services can be found at the following link: how to contact us
Please use the following link to make an alert for safeguarding concerns relating to an adult: adult safeguarding alert/referral form
Safeguarding concerns relating to children
Safeguarding is about protecting children, young people and adults at risk from abuse, harm or neglect. To alert safeguarding concerns relating to a child please follow the link: report it
Dudley Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
The Dudley Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) brings together key professionals from organisations across the borough, including the council, police, probation, NHS and the voluntary sector. The Dudley Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub aims to improve the safeguarding response for children, young people and vulnerable adults in Dudley.
The Dudley Safeguarding Adults Board aims to work with local people and our partners so that adults at risk are safe and able to protect themselves from abuse and neglect and be treated fairly, with dignity and respect plus access to the services that they need.
Dudley Safeguarding Children Board is a statutory body that is made up of representatives from organisations that have responsibility to provide services to children and young people in Dudley
The essence of the board is to develop a shared sense of responsibility across all agencies working with children, their families and communities to keep children from harm and to hold each other to account and to ensure safeguarding children remains high on the agenda across Dudley.
For advice and support around how to manage risk of fire please access the following link which provides details of local fire stations and advice/support they are able to offer to citizens in Dudley.
The Living Well, Feeling Safe scheme is a partnership scheme offering older people living across Dudley borough, practical safety, security and wellbeing advice in their own home.
The Court of Protection make decisions on financial or welfare matters for people who can’t make decisions at the time they need to be made (they ‘lack mental capacity’).
The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) provide protection for people who are in hospitals or care homes and are deprived of their liberty for the purpose of providing treatment or care, but lack capacity to consent to these arrangements; these could include people with dementia and those with severe learning disability.