Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults


Safeguarding means to promote the welfare of children and adults from known harm and risks. Children and young people don't always have the means to ask or access help; an adult at risk may be unable to take care of themselves or protect themselves against harm or exploitation.

Any member of the public who has a concern regarding a child, young person or adult at risk is encouraged to contact West Sussex County Council (Adults or Children's Social Care) on the details listed below. 


Reporting Contact numbers
Organisations to report safeguarding concerns Telephone Out of hours Eform
WSCC Children & Young People Social Care (Safeguarding) 01403 229900 0330 222 6664 Alert Form
WSCC Adults Social Care (Safeguarding) 01243 642121 01243 642121 Alert Form
Police Emergency 999    
Police Non-emergency 101   Make a report


Other useful numbers
Organisation Telephone Out of hours Link
Pan Sussex     Visit their website
West Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership     Visit their website
West Sussex Safeguarding Adults Board     Visit their website
NSPCC 0808 800 5000   Visit their website
Childline 0800 1111   Visit their website
Domestic Violence and Abuse (and see poster Domestic Abuse local and national contacts [pdf] 657KB)     Visit our webpage
Drug and Alcohol Support 01243 830195   Visit their website
Samaritans 116 123   Visit their website
Sussex Mental Health Helpline (and see poster Mental Health local and national contacts.pdf [pdf] 211KB) 0300 500 0101   Visit their website
MIND Coastal West Sussex 01903 721893   Visit their website
Debt and Financial Advice     Visit our webpage
Meals on Wheels Service from WSCC     Visit their website
Age UK help for elderly / vulnerable people  0800 0191310   Visit their website


For information concerning safeguarding children and vulnerable adults at events, please see: Events Policy 2019.docx[docx] 211KB