Safeguarding

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Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council is committed to working in partnership with others to safeguard children, young people and adults at risk from all detectable forms of abuse, neglect or exploitation. Everyone has a responsibility to ensure that concerns about the abuse of children, young people and adults at risk are addressed.

The lead responsibility for managing child and adult protection lies with Kent County Council which retains the co-ordinating role and duty of enquiry. However, it is recognised that successful safeguarding responses need multi agency and multi- disciplinary working and Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council will work with partners to identify and respond to suspected abuse.

The Council has a Safeguarding Policy and Reporting Procedure for all staff, elected Council Members and volunteers working with the Council. For further information on safeguarding or a copy of the policy, please contact corporate.services@tmbc.gov.uk

If you are concerned about a child, young person or adult at risk, please contact:

KCC Social Services(available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week).

During the day and in office hours: Concern relating to Adults: 03000 41 61 61 or email social.services@kent.gov.uk

Concern relating to a Child: 03000 41 11 11or email social.services@kent.gov.uk.

Out of hours and in an emergency: 03000 41 91 91

If you think someone is in immediate danger, call 999

Police – Call 101 for information and advice or 999 in an emergency