Safeguarding Statement

Stevenage Borough Council is committed to safeguarding our community so it is a safe place for all to live in. A safeguarding culture has been embedded with the aim to prevent abuse and neglect wherever possible, whilst promoting an approach that focuses on improving life for all concerned.

It's not always obvious when a someone is being abused or neglected. There may be specific signs or your instinct may tell you something is wrong.

Abuse is never acceptable in any circumstance, and everyone has the right to be safe. Safeguarding is everyone’s business.

Working in partnership with the Community and Safeguarding authorities, Stevenage Borough Council aims to make sure that those using its services are listened to and protected from abuse and neglect. The council’s staff must report all incidents or concerns they have relating to the wellbeing of an individual.

Members of the public who have a safeguarding concern, about a child or adult, should follow the guidance offered by Hertfordshire County Council. A link to their website can be found on the right.

If you wish to log a safeguarding concern using a council service, you can contact the Children’s Services and Safeguarding Officer using the contact details on the right.