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Safeguarding & Domestic Violence

The Council have developed a Child and Adults Safeguarding Policy, which applies to all employees, elected members, volunteers, contractors, grant-aided organisations and those using our facilities irrespective of their function, remit or role. 


Child and Adult Safeguarding Policy

Everyone has a fundamental right to be safe. Whatever the cause, and wherever it occurs, harm caused to children and adults by abuse, exploitation or neglect is not acceptable. Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council (the Council) strive to prevent harm to children and adults from abuse, exploitation or neglect and emphasises that safeguarding is everyone’s business.

We recognise our responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all individuals by making a commitment to prevent harm from occurring and to protect them as far as is reasonably practicable.

The Council have developed a Child and Adults Safeguarding Policy, which applies to all employees, elected members, volunteers, contractors, grant-aided organisations and those using our facilities irrespective of their function, remit or role. 

There is an expectation that all employees will work in partnership as they apply this policy to their work with children and adults who may be at risk of harm or in need of protection.

The Policy includes:

  • Reporting guidelines
  • Recruitment and vetting of personnel
  • Employee Code of Conduct i.e. what is expected of employees when dealing with children
  • Types of abuse and their commonly accepted definitions

Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council's Children & Adults Safeguarding Policy

The appointment of a designated Safeguarding Manager and the formation of an interdepartmental Safeguarding Working Group highlight the Council's commitment to Safeguarding.

  • Safeguarding Contact
  • Safeguarding Guidance for Contractors and Suppliers
  • 24 hour Domestic and Sexual Abuse Helpline
  • Safe Community
  • Safe Employer
  • Additional Contacts

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