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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: adultsafeguarding@swindon.gov.uk (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.

‚ÄčIf 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 the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub‚Äč immediately.

CLICK HERE FOR THE MASH REFERRAL FORM 

  • E-mail: Swindonmash@swindon.gov.uk
  • Telephone: 01793 466903 (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
Website: swadomesticabuse.org

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


Safeguarding Arrangements for Swindon

Swindon Safeguarding Partnership

The Swindon Safeguarding Executive has been established to oversee the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements for children and adults at risk in response to the recent government guidance Working Together 2018. The lead representatives on the Executive are Lisa Arthey, Corporate Director Children's Services (SBC), Alison Barker, Corporate Director Adults, Health & Housing (SBC), Gill May, Chief Nurse Officer (BSW ICB), and Deborah Smith, Assistant Chief Constable (Wiltshire Police).

The safeguarding partners in Swindon are committed to a partnership model that focuses on continuous learning and improvement with a clear line of sight on frontline safeguarding practice. The partners will promote a shared commitment to work together to improve outcomes for children and adults at risk.

The Swindon Safeguarding Partnership will support, enable and challenge each other to work together to:

·  Provide effective and informed leadership to the local safeguarding system;

·  Deliver their shared responsibility for the safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk in the borough;

·  Promote positive working relationships with each other and children, adults and families;

·  Identify and act on learning, and

·  Provide assurance to the Swindon community

The Swindon Safeguarding Partnership believes that effective safeguarding is founded on practitioners developing lasting and trusting relationships with the children and adults they work with as well as each other. The Partnership will look beyond organisational constraints and boundaries to build a culture which improves outcomes for all. The partnership has agreed a behaviours framework that promotes and delivers: accountability, openness, trust, innovation, commitment, respectfulness, curiosity and collaboration.

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