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Worried about an adult?

A number of ways you can report abuse are detailed below.

Complete the online referral form: 

Multi agency safeguarding adults online referral form

If the adult is in immediate danger, in need of medical attention or if a crime has been committed, contact the Emergency Services (Police and/or ambulance Service)

To get further advice or information contact

Adult Safeguarding Team, Swindon Borough Council

Tel: 01793 463555

Email: (During office hours - Monday to Friday inclusive, 8:30am to 5:00pm) 

Worried about a child?

If you think that a child is in immediate danger, please ring 999 and speak to the police.

​If you suspect that any child or young person is being abused or neglected, or you are otherwise concerned about their welfare or well-being, please get in touch with Contact Swindon​ immediately.


  • E-mail:
  • Telephone: 01793 464646 (during normal office hours which are 8.30am to 4.40pm Monday to Thursday, and 8.30am to 4.00pm Friday)
  • The Emergency Duty Service (EDS) is available outside office hours on 01793 436699 

If you are a victim of domestic abuse:

Help is available 24/7:

Swindon Domestic Abuse Support Service 24-hour helpline: 01793 610610

Dial 999 in an emergency or 101 for non-emergency enquiries.

If you are in danger but cannot talk on the phone follow these instructions depending on whether you're calling from a mobile or a landline.

Wiltshire Police website

If you are currently experiencing a mental health crisis:

Or supporting someone in crisis:

Call the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust crisis line: 0800 953 1919

Multi-agency Safeguarding Arrangements

Swindon Safeguarding Partnership

Swindon Safeguarding Partnership came into effect in July 2019 to oversee the new Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements for children and adults at risk (Working Together 2023 & Care Act 2014).

Swindon Safeguarding Partnership - Multi-agency arrangements 23-24

These arrangements are led by Swindon Safeguarding Partnership Executives who make up the three statutory partners:

Swindon Borough Council (SBC) 

  • Clare Deards, Corporate Director Integrated Adult Social Care (DASS)
  • Lisa Arthey, Corporate Director for Children

Wiltshire Police 

  • Assistant Chief Constable, Mark Cooper

BaNES, Swindon & Wiltshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) 

  • Gill May, Chief Nurse – Partnership Chair

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