Leeds Safeguarding Adults Board works together to promote awareness and good practice:

What's new on this site?
New: Multi-Agency Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedure
Multi-Agency Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedure for West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire have been introduced in Leeds.

A summary of the key changes can be found in this summary

The multi-agency safeguarding adults Forms have been updated to reflect the revised Multi-Agency Policy and Procedures.

New: Practice Guidance: Role of the Designated Adults Safeguarding Manager (DASM)

This regional guidance outlines the new role of the DASM. A local protocol is currently being agreed setting out how this will be implemented in Leeds.

What is Safeguarding Adults?

Safeguarding adults is the multi-agency procedure used to protect someone from abuse or neglect. The procedures are specifically for those people who are over the age of 18 years of age, who

This website provides a wealth of information about safeguarding adults, and guidance to help you decide whether to raise a safeguarding concern.

To make it easier for people to find the information they need, there are sections: Safeguarding Information for the Public and Safeguarding Information for Professionals

The professionals section provides detailed information on the multi-agency procedures that members of the public may also find helpful.


What is the Leeds Safeguarding Adults Board?

The Leeds Safeguarding Adults Board is a voluntary arrangement of statutory and non-statutory organisations that works together to promote awareness and good practice:

It has a Board that meets every 2 months and has an Independent Chair providing independent leadership to support the Board's strategic direction. The Safeguarding Adult Partnership Board is overseen by the Director of Adult Social Services, Leeds City Council.

For more information on the Leeds Safeguarding Adults Board please visit the 'Leeds Safeguarding Adults Board' section.

Children and Young People

There are separate procedures for children and young people. Young people are under 18 years of age.

If you are you worried about the welfare or safety of a child or young person please visit the Leeds Safeguarding Children Board website for guidance on what to do.

How to report abuse of an adult at risk/vulnerable adult:

To make a safeguarding adult alert:

Monday - Friday 08:00 - 18:00
Contact Centre: 0113 222 4401
(Textphone for deaf and hard of hearing people: 0113 222 4410)

Weekends, Bank Holidays, and all other times
Emergency Duty Team: 0113 240 9536


To Inform the Police:

If a person is in imminent danger ring 999

If a crime has been committed but the person is not in imminent danger ring 101


Advice and Support

If you need advice or support to decide what to do about a safeguarding adult concern/allegation you can contact the Safeguarding Adults Partnership Support Unit Advice Line.

Safeguarding Adult Partnership Support Unit Advice Line
Tel: 0113 224 3511
Open 09:00 - 17:00 Monday - Thursday; and 09:00 - 16.30 on Friday


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