Safeguarding children and adults at risk

Safeguarding is a vital process that protects children and adults from harm, abuse, and neglect.

This page provides information to members of the public who may come across children or adults at risk of abuse.

Abuse can take a variety of forms including domestic abuse, emotional abuse, exposure to extremism, financial abuse, modern slavery, neglect and physical and sexual abuse.

If a child or adult is in immediate danger or a crime is being committed, dial 999 for the police.

If you are concerned that abuse could be taking place but there is no immediate danger, please call or visit:

  • To report concerns about a child: Please call Children’s Services at Hertfordshire County Council on 0300 123 4043 or complete the logging a concern form.
  • To report concerns about an adult:  Please call Adult safeguarding at Hertfordshire County Council on 0300 123 4042 or complete the concerns form.
  • To report concerns about a potential victim of Modern Slavery or Human Trafficking:  Please call the Modern Slavery Helpline on 0800 0121 700 or complete the report form.
  • For mental health referrals: Please call Single Point of access on 0800 6444 101

For general information click on one of these links

Three Rivers District Council's Safeguarding Children Young People and Adults At Risk Policy can be found on our Policies and Plans page.