We're committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk who live in our community.

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk who live in our community.  Our safeguarding responsibility belongs to everyone who works for, or represents, our council.  We always aim to prevent abuse and neglect where possible.

The council recognises the key role it plays within the borough, working alongside other agencies, to ensure the wellbeing of children and young people. We will actively encourage and support local public services and partner agencies to do the same.

The council's staff and other individuals/organisations delivering services on behalf of the council will report all incidents or concerns they have relating to the wellbeing of an individual.

Members of the public may have concerns that children or adults they know may be at risk of suffering abuse or neglect. As a concerned member of the public, you can report your concerns in the strictest of confidence.