Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults

Safeguarding is everyone's business

Northampton Borough Council has a duty to co-operate with Northamptonshire County Council in delivering its safeguarding duties. Northamptonshire County Council has the responsibility to make sure the safeguarding response is coordinated.


If a child or young person is in immediate danger, left alone or missing and/or a vulnerable adult is at immediate risk, you should contact the emergency services immediately on 999.


Members of the public

Members of the public can raise their concerns with their point of contact at Northampton Borough Council if appropriate or directly with Northamptonshire County Council, as below.

Members of staff

If there is no immediate danger or you need advice or information, in the first instance, discuss it with your line manager or one of the council’s Designated Safeguarding Officers. If further support and/or advice is required, contact NCC using the details below:

For children and young people

For vulnerable adults

At Northampton Borough Council, for relevant matters, Designated Safeguarding Officers include:

Phil Harris, Head of Housing and Wellbeing 01604 837666
Victoria Rockall, Community Safety Manager 01604 837074
Marion Goodman, Head of Customer and Cultural Services 01604 838273
Judy Goodman, Borough Secretary Support 01604 837409

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This was last updated September 2017