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Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Children Board

All children and young adults under 18 should be able to live free from fear and harm, and have their rights and choices respected.

Some children and young adults are less able to protect themselves than others, and some have difficulty in making their wishes and feelings known.  This may make them more vulnerable to abuse.

Safeguarding children refers to the protection of individuals from abuse or neglect.  If you feel that you, or another child / young adult is at risk then you should consider making a safeguarding child referral.

No1 Riverside Floor 4, Smith St, Rochdale, OL16 1XU
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Rochdale Borough Council
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Abuse is the improper usage or treatment for a bad purpose, often to unfairly or improperly gain benefit, physical or verbal maltreatment, injury, sexual assault, violation, rape, unjust practices; wrongful practice or custom; offense; crime, or otherwise verbal aggression.[1] Abuse can come in many forms.
Information and support for children, parents, guardians or anyone wanting information about childhood issues.
An emergency contact is usually needed, in case of an incident occuring.
The illegal movement of people, typically for the purposes of forced labour or commercial sexual exploitation.
Safeguarding is protecting vulnerable adults and children from abuse or neglect. It means making sure people are supported to get good access to health care and stay well. It is wrong if vulnerable people are not treated by professionals with the same respect as others.
Help and support for young people who have, or know someone who has mental health issues.