Safeguarding means looking out for and trying to protect others in our community who are vulnerable, or may be at risk of harm. If you think that someone is at risk, you need to raise an alarm. Everyone can make a difference.

All RBC employees have a duty to report abuse and mistreatment of children or vulnerable adults. You can do this either by contacting your line manager, the safeguarding lead (Learner Services Coordinator) on 0118 937 3747 or directly to

West Berkshire Safeguarding Adults Board has launched a new website with information and guidance on safeguarding adults, it can be found at

The Board covers the Local Authority areas of Reading, West Berkshire and Wokingham.

If you think a criminal act has taken place contact the Police immediately.

If the concern is regarding ‘terrorism’, normal safeguarding processes continue to apply. Refer any concerns to your line manager, the safeguarding lead (Learner Services Coordinator) and / or directly to

The policy outlines how New Directions Service and staff will fulfil their duty to investigate and refer allegations of abuse concerning adults as set out in the Berkshire Safeguarding adults Policy and Procedures, 2008 which was developed from No Secrets (2000), the ADASS and Safeguarding Adults (2006) documents.

New Directions Safeguarding Policy