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Safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk of harm

Adur & Worthing Councils are both working hard to promote the wellbeing of children, young people and adults at risk and ensure that they are protected them from harm, discrimination or degrading treatment.

We aim to make certain that any concerns about neglect or abuse are reported appropriately. This includes emotional, physical and sexual abuse of children, young people and adults.

Adur & Worthing Councils will also report any concerns known or believed to be indicative of child sexual exploitation. Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a type of sexual abuse in which children are sexually exploited for money, power or status.

For more information on Child Sexual Exploitation please see:

Any concerns of those at risk will be passed on to:

If you think someone is being abused or neglected, the worst thing you can do is nothing!

If you have a concern about a child or young person

If you believe a child or young person is in IMMEDIATE danger, phone the Police on 999

If a child or young person is not in an emergency situation but you are worried they are being abused or neglected, remember that the worst thing you can do is nothing.

Please contact West Sussex County Council's Children's Access Point.

For contact details and other useful information for children and young people, parents, carers and professionals see the:

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If you are a child or young person

If you are a child or young person and you are worried about reporting someone, you could ask a responsible adult, such as a teacher, to help you or you could contact Childline for help.

Find out more on the:

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If you have a concern about an adult at risk

If you believe an adult is in IMMEDIATE danger, phone the Police on 999

If it is less urgent but you think an adult is being abused or neglected, report it to Adults' CarePoint, West Sussex Count Council (WSCC):

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