Safeguarding children and adults
Safeguarding is the action we take to promote the welfare of children and adults at risk.
What to look out for
These are some of the signs which may indicate an adult at risk or child is being abused.
- Bruises, pressure marks, broken bones, abrasions and burns can all be indications of physical abuse, neglect or mistreatment
- Unexplained withdrawal from normal activities, a sudden change in alertness and unusual depression can signify emotional abuse
- Sudden changes in financial situation may be the result of exploitation
- Bedsores, poor hygiene and unusual weight loss are indicators of possible neglect
All City of Lincoln Council staff are safeguarding trained and take public safety very seriously.
What can you do if you have concerns?
Lincolnshire County Council has a specialist Safeguarding Team.