We all have a responsibility to protect children, young people and adults who may be at risk of abuse.
Worried about someone?
If you are worried about someone:
- In an emergency, please call: 999
- If there is no immediate risk, call the police on: 101
Children and young people
For members of the public
- To report a child or young person at risk call 0121 788 4300 (Monday to Thursday 8.45am to 5.20pm, Friday 8.45am to 4.30pm).
- If you are calling out of working hours (Evenings, weekends or bank holidays) please call 0121 605 6060
- Visit Solihull Council’s safeguarding children page for more advice.
- Professional referral is for people who work with children or young people.
- Report a concern
For members of the public
If you are a member of the public and worried about your own safety or about the safety of someone else you can:
- Report a safeguarding concern online
- Call Solihull Council on 0121 704 8007
The safeguarding adults page provides more advice.
- Professionals safeguarding page is for people who work in adult social care.
- Report a safeguarding concern (professional)
Who can contact?
Anyone can contact Solihull Council, including:
- If you’re at risk of, or are being abused or neglected
- Family members
- Friends and neighbours
- Someone working for the council; a private, independent or voluntary organisation
- Members of the public
What will happen next?
- Anything you tell Solihull Council will be kept in confidence, but they may need to share certain information to keep you safe.
- Solihull Council will listen to your individual circumstances and look at how serious the situation is before deciding how to respond.
- Solihull Council’s priority is to ensure you, and any other people who may also be at risk, are safe.
- They will follow a careful and sensitive process to help decide what to do next.
- They will work together with all of the relevant organisations and give you information and advice.
- They may need to investigate or take further action to protect you.
- They can provide an advocate for you and your carer.
Local Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP) and the Solihull Safeguarding Adults Board (SSAB)
At Solihull Community Housing, we support and participate in the multi-agency safeguarding arrangements of the Local Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP) and the Solihull Safeguarding Adults Board (SSAB).
LSCP consists of Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group, and West Midlands Police. These partner agencies have a duty to make arrangements to work together, and with other agencies, to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in Solihull.
For more information visit:
- Local Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP) Website
- Solihull Safeguarding Adults Board (SSAB) Website