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Safeguarding and protecting young people and adults

What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding means protecting people's health, wellbeing and human rights, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. 

Safeguarding means:

  • Protecting people’s rights to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect
  • People and organisations working together to prevent the risk of abuse or neglect, and to stop it from happening
  • Making sure people's wellbeing is promoted, taking their views, wishes, feelings and beliefs into account

From 1st April 2015 Safeguarding is underpinned by The Care Act 2014. This calls for effective multi agency working to ensure that adults at risk of harm are safeguarded within our communities.

At North Tyneside we are committed to both safeguarding and diversity. If you are concerned about a young person or adult be sure to report it, for further advice and information please see the links below.

You can also contact the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 for advice about safeguarding concerns. In an emergency, please call 999.

Please also let the LTA know of any Safeguarding concern using their secure form –