The Safeguarding Specialists
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Crisis Related Links for All.

With #Stayathome continuing, we are all becoming increasingly concerned about the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk who have lost their normal support networks including those provided by schools, professional carers, youth workers and health staff:


It is important to remember that both Social Care Services and the Police continue to be available at all times, and any safeguarding concern should be referred in the usual way.

The impact of Covid-19, social isolation and a rise in hateful extremism online is creating a ‘perfect storm’ which is making more young people vulnerable to radicalisation and other forms of grooming.

But parents, friends and families can now get specialist support to stop their loved ones being drawn into harmful activities or groups, with the launch of ACT Early - a new dedicated safeguarding website ( and advice line from the specialists at Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP).

Victims of domestic abuse:

For anyone who may be in an abusive relationship or those concerned about someone they know, the charity Hestia has launched its free resource and information Bright Sky app and is working with Boots pharmacies to provide safe spaces at consultation rooms where victims can contact specialist domestic abuse services for support and advice.

The police have a Silent Solution system which enables a 999 mobile caller (who is too scared to make a noise, or speak) to press 55, cough or tap the handset when prompted – to inform police they are in a genuine emergency.