Warrington is now a ‘very high risk’ local COVID alert level area (tier 3)
Find out more about what this means and the restrictions in place, visit our coronavirus webpages for more information.
We work with other agencies including the police and local health services within our pledge to protect the most vulnerable.
If you are concerned that a child, young person or a vulnerable adult, is at risk of or experiencing abuse or neglect, or you yourself are a victim of abuse, you should report it straight away so that the appropriate services can take the appropriate actions to prevent harm.
We all have a responsibility to be alert to possible concerns and act to safeguard others in our families and communities who may be less able to protect themselves.
If you're a teacher, doctor, nurse, youth worker, etc, please use the multi-agency request for services (MARS) form to refer a child or young person who you think may be vulnerable or at risk. Please send your completed form from a secure email address e.g. GCSx/nhs.net/pnn.police/cjsm.
The council is supporting a Department for Education nationwide campaign to encourage members of the public to report child abuse to get help to children more quickly, and to make it normal practice to report it. To spot the signs of child abuse or neglect, below are some examples to look for changes in: