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Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults - What To Do?

Last Modified November 09, 2020



This page provides information to members of the public who may come across children or adults at risk. If you see signs of neglect, domestic abuse, child abuse, modern slavery etc.

How should you act?

  • Urgent? Police 999
  • Adult safeguarding 0300 123 4042
  • Children’s safeguarding 0300 123 4043


Do you suspect modern slavery or human trafficking?

  • Urgent? Police 999, or 101 if non-urgent
  • General Advice, modern slavery helpline 0800 0121 700
  • Report anonymously, call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
  • Child involved? Call NSPCC 0808 800 5000


Do you suspect extremism?

Telephone confidential anti-terrorist hotline 0800 789 321 

For general information click on one of these links


Useful contacts at Hertsmere Borough Council: 

Safeguarding Lead, Sajida Bijle, sajida.bijle@hertsmere.gov.uk

Safeguarding Officer, Judith Fear, judith.fear@hertsmere.gov.uk

Prevent Lead, Valerie Kane, valerie.kane@hertsmere.gov.uk


View our Safeguarding Policy




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