Safeguarding – it’s everyone’s responsibility to report it if you see it happening

No abuse is acceptable. Protecting adults and children at risk is everyone’s responsibility. Do not assume that someone else is doing something to help.

If you are worried about an adult at risk call Portsmouth City Helpdesk: 02392 680810

If you are worried about a child, contact the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub: 023 9268 8793

For information about safeguarding in Portsmouth, and the work of the multi-agency Portsmouth Safeguarding Adults Board, visit the Portsmouth Safeguarding Adults Board website.

For information about safeguarding in Portsmouth for children visit Children’s Social Care pages

safe4me  is a free resource and information library to support schools, colleges, youth service partners and parents as part of Hampshire Constabulary’s ongoing commitment to working in partnership to educate and safeguard children and young people.


Portsmouth City Helpdesk (tel: 02392 680810) which is run by Care Direct takes calls

8.00 am – 8.00 pm Monday to Friday

9.00 am to 1.00 pm on Saturdays.

Outside these hours and on Sundays and Bank Holidays, in emergency only, please contact the Emergency Duty Service 0300 555 1373