A new website has been created to provide a one stop shop for information for families and professionals about safeguarding in Wolverhampton.

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The Type=links;Linkid=7041;Title=Wolverhampton Safeguarding website;Target=_blank; brings together the work of Wolverhampton's Safeguarding Adults and Safeguarding Children's Boards and provides a wealth of information and advice for anyone who may be concerned about the welfare of a child, young person or vulnerable adult with care and support needs.

It features information about how to recognise abuse and neglect in children and adults and how to report concerns to the relevant authorities.

It also outlines how organisations including the police, health services, voluntary, community and faith groups, schools, the council, housing providers and care providers need to work together to keep people safe from harm and promote their wellbeing.

The site has been developed jointly by the Adults' and Children's Safeguarding Boards.

Stephen Dodd, of Youth Organisations Wolverhampton and chair of the Boards' Joint Communication and Engagement Committee, said: "Safeguarding is everyone's business.

"We hope this new website will answer everyone's questions and direct them to the help, support or other solutions they need whether they are a child or young person, an adult with care and support needs, a parent or carer, neighbour or family friend, someone who runs an organisation, activity or business or who works in a school hospital, faith group or community organisation - in fact anyone who has contact with children or other vulnerable people."

Councillor Val Gibson, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: "Ensuring the safety of a vulnerable child or adult should be at the heart of everything we do, and this new website has an important role to play in highlighting what people should look out for, and how they should go about getting help for them."

Councillor Elias Mattu, Cabinet Member for Adults, said: "I welcome the launch of this new website. Everyone has a role to play in safeguarding vulnerable people, and the website contains a wealth of information for members of the public and professionals."

For more details, please visit Type=links;Linkid=7041;Title=Wolverhampton Safeguarding website;Target=_blank;.

Wolverhampton Safeguarding is one of three new websites being launched this month. The others include a refreshed Type=links;Linkid=5929;Title=Wolverhampton Information Network;Target=_blank; which has been extended to include information about children's services in the city and the local SEND people with special educational needs, and Type=links;Linkid=6845;Title=About Youth;Target=_blank;  which showcases events and activities for children and young people in Wolverhampton.

released: Wednesday 9 March, 2016