Members of Wolverhampton City Council's Safeguarding teams will be meeting shoppers to highlight the valuable work being undertaken to protect some of the city's most vulnerable people.

They will be in the Wulfrun Centre from Monday to Wednesday (28 to 30 October, 2013) between 9.45am until 3pm each day.

The city council works alongside the police, health services and charity and Third Sector organisations to support and protect the most vulnerable members of society.

Over the 3 days, council staff will be joined by representatives from many of these groups to talk about the help and support that is available to help vulnerable people, and what people should do if they are concerned that someone they know is at risk of abuse.

Councillor Val Gibson, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Families, said: "This is an opportunity for our safeguarding teams to meet children, young people, parents, adults and carers and tell them about the services are available to help keep vulnerable people safe in Wolverhampton.

"Our teams work very hard to protecting children and young people, the elderly and people with disabilities who are at risk of abuse - but they also need the help of the public who will be able to help identify people who are most at risk."

Anyone who is concerned that someone they know is either being abused, or may be at risk of abuse, is asked to call Wolverhampton City Council as soon as possible. For concerns relating to children and young people, please call 01902 555392, while if the concerns relate to adults, please call 01902 551199 or 01902 553218. If the call is made out of office hours, people should dial 01902 552999, while if it is an emergency, people should call the police on 999.

  • released: Friday 25 October, 2013