Newry, Mourne and Down District Council takes its responsibility to safeguard children and adults at risk very seriously.
Here For You Campaign
As we all continue to absorb the impact that COVID-19 has had on our lives we appreciate that it’s been particularly tough on our children and young people. With a new school term now underway, many of them are just getting used to seeing old friends and familiar surroundings again. But we realise it’s not easy and that everyday can present challenges, big and small.
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 feeling anxious, worried, stressed or lonely and need to reach out to someone they can trust.
If you or someone you know needs support, call one of the numbers below and there will be someone to listen and provide you with help.
Southern Health and Social Care Trust: 028 3756 7100 (9am-5pm Monday to Friday)
South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust: 0300 100 0300 (9am-5pm Monday to Friday)
Emergency Social Work Service (Regional): 028 9504 9999 (5pm-9am Monday to Friday, 24 hours Saturday/Sunday/Bank Holidays)
Childline: 0800 1111
For further information and support please visit:
Text-A-Nurse Confidential Messaging Service
Southern Health and Social Care Trust Text-A-Nurse: 07507 327263
South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust Text-A-Nurse: 07507 328057
Having a dedicated Safeguarding Coordinator highlights the Council's commitment to Safeguarding.
As part of our ongoing commitment to put all children and adults who may be at risk at the centre of what we do, we have continued to support our communities and our staff through the pandemic to protect both children and adults from harm.
Through our ‘You Are Not Alone’ and ‘There Is No Excuse’ Domestic Abuse campaigns we aim to raise awareness of the impact of Domestic Abuse and provide support for those experiencing it.
Council supports the ‘Safe Place’ initiative and will provide anyone who finds themselves experiencing Domestic Abuse with information on the support services available. For further information contact Gary Scott, Safeguarding Coordinator.
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.
- Safeguarding Policy Feb 2020
- safety plan after you have left an abusive partner
- safety plan key information advice
- safety plan staying safe during an incident
- safety plan staying safe online
- covid-19- support for victims of domestic abuse