STAYING SAFE


It is very important to everyone at Wakefield Council that you feel safe and secure


You could be experiencing some difficulties and you have not been able to share this with the people who support you. Your Personal Advisor and the Next Steps team will want to will want to support you through this and ensure you receive specialist support that is available. Below are some links to different support services including guidance and how to access the support.        

Domestic Abuse

National Domestic Violence Helpline or call their national help line: 0808 2000 247 (this is available 24:7)

WDDAS: 0800 915 1561. A dedicated team in Wakefield who support people who are experiencing domestic abuse. The link below gives you some information and guidance about the support available.

www.wakefield.gov.uk/.../adults-and-older-people-services/domestic-abuse

Child sexual exploitation

https://spectrumhealth.org.uk/safeguarding/child-sexual-exploitation/

On-line safety

http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/Documents/schools-children/caf/cyber-bullying-and-cse.pdf#search=keeping%20safe

Adult Safeguarding

‘Safeguarding adults refers to: Safeguarding means protecting an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. It is about people and organisations working together to prevent and stop both the risks and experience of abuse or neglect, while at the same time making sure that the adult’s wellbeing is promoted including, where appropriate, having regard to their views, wishes, feelings and beliefs in deciding on any action.’