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Protecting children and adults from harm

If you are concerned that a child or adult is being harmed you should speak to an appropriate person for advice and to make a referral.

Safeguarding children

Keeping children safe is everyone's responsibility. Safeguarding children means to protect them from neglect and abuse, whether physical, emotional or sexual.

We want all children in Runnymede to grow  up to be healthy, confident and happy.

What to do if you are concerned

  • If you are concerned about the safety of a child you should call Surrey County Council's Safeguarding Children Team on 0300 200 1006.
  • Outside of office hours you can call Surrey's emergency duty team on 01483 517898.
  • In an emergency you should call Surrey Police on 999.

Safeguarding adults

If you, or someone you know is at risk of abuse you should report it. Any act of abuse, whether repeated or singular, is a violation of the person's human and civil rights. Types of adult abuse include:

  • domestic violence
  • sexual abuse
  • psychological abuse
  • financial or material abuse
  • modern slavery
  • discriminatory abuse
  • organisational abuse
  • neglect
  • self neglect.

Reporting adult abuse

  • During office hours you can speak to Surrey County Council's Adult Social Care Team on 0300 200 1005.
  • Outside of office hours you can call Surrey's emergency duty team on 01483 517898.
  • In an emergency you should call Surrey Police on 999.
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