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Safeguarding

It’s important that you feel safe, and here’s how we can help…

You Are Not Alone Campaign 

Whilst government messages are encouraging everyone to stay home for their safety and in an attempt to delay Covid-19 cases, we are aware that not everyone’s home is a safe place. 

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council has teamed up with South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust and Southern Health and Social Care Trust to support young people who may be experiencing domestic abuse. 

If things are not okay at home and you are worried, need advice or support, call us on one of the numbers below and there will be someone to listen to you and provide you with help.

Southern Health and Social Care Trust: 028 3756 7100 or 0800 783 7745(from a landline) (9am-5pm Monday to Friday)

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust provides health and social care services in the Armagh, Newry, Craigavon, Lurgan and South Tyrone areas.

For further information please visit https://southerntrust.hscni.net/ 

 

South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust: 0300 100 0300 (9am-5pm Monday to Friday)

The South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust provides health and care services to people in the North Down and Ards and Down and Lisburn areas.

Emergency Social Work Service (Regional) : 028 9504 9999 (5pm-9am Monday to Friday, 24 hours Saturday/Sunday/Bank Holidays)

For further information please visit http://www.setrust.hscni.net/services/2685.htm

CHILDLINE: 0800 1111 (24 hours)

Useful Resources :

Resource Pack for Children and Young People                

Domestic Abuse Important Support Numbers 

Women's Aid Armagh and Down Support Services    


Safeguarding

Newry Mourne and Down District Council believes everyone has the right to be safe from harm. It’s important that you have their rights and choices protected.

It is our commitment to put all children and adults who may be at risk at the centre of what we do and protect them from harm. To support this, we have developed a Child and Adults at Risk Safeguarding Policy.

The council recognises that the Safeguarding policy must be owned at all levels within the organisation and, as such, our policy is addressed to all elected members, employees, casual workers, agency workers, volunteers, hirers of facilities, contracted services and the public.  It provides a clear statement of the Council’s responsibilities towards children and adults at risk, together with process to support staff in recognising and responding to Safeguarding concerns. We aspire to having safe and respectful experiences for all within the district.

There is an expectation that all employees will work in partnership as they apply this policy to their work with children and adults, who may be at risk of harm or in need of protection.

Having a dedicated Safeguarding Coordinator highlights the Council's commitment to Safeguarding. 

Gary Scott will be working across the Council area and can be contacted on Gary.Scott@nmandd.org or by telephone on 07776 165 792.

To view our Safeguarding leaflet click here. 

                   

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