Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults
Northampton Borough Council is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and protecting them from abuse when they are engaged in services organised and provided by, or on behalf of, the Council.
Northampton Borough Council will ensure through its recruitment and selection policy that suitable people are selected for working with children and vulnerable adults.
Northampton Borough Council will take any concern made by a councillor, employee, volunteer or contracted service provider, child or vulnerable adult seriously and sensitively.
Referrals made by a councillor, employee, volunteer or contracted service provider cannot be anonymous and should be made in the knowledge that, during the course of enquiries, the agency who made that referral will be made clear as individuals may be required as prosecution witnesses.
Northampton Borough Council will not tolerate harassment of any councillor, employee, volunteer, contractor, child or vulnerable adult who raises concerns of abuse.
Northampton Borough Council will work in cooperation with Northamptonshire County Council, it will comply with the Northamptonshire Safeguarding Adults and Local Safeguarding Children Board Inter-Agency procedures and will respond positively to any recommendations regarding the improvement of its safeguarding policies and procedures.
Resources and safeguarding referral forms
- See a full copy of the policy, procedure and Equality Impact Assessment and guidance for contractors.
- If you need help, and to make a referral, please read our main safeguarding page.
- Make an adults' safeguarding referral.