Safeguarding vulnerable adults
- Category: Adult social care
- Last Updated: 03 January 2017
North Yorkshire County Council deals with any concerns for the welfare of vulnerable adults in the Ryedale area. Please select the links provided for further information from their website.
- What is safeguarding?
- What should I do if I am worried about a vulnerable adult?
- Does Ryedale District Council have a responsibility for safeguarding vulnerable adults?
What is safeguarding?
The aim of safeguarding is to stop abuse. If you need more detailed information about safeguarding adults please visit North Yorkshire County Council's website.
What should I do If I am worried about a vulnerable adult?
If you or the person you are concerned about is in danger and immediate action is required, you should ring the emergency services on 999. If you or the person you are concerned about is not in immediate danger, you should ring our North Yorkshire County Council customer services centre on
This includes outside office hours. The Minicom number is 0845 603 6391.
Does Ryedale District Council have a responsibility for safeguarding vulnerable adults?
Ryedale takes safeguarding very seriously.
- Ryedale District Council has a duty to safeguard vulnerable adults and children. Council staff receive specific safeguarding training and work according to the Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy and Procedures
- The Ryedale Safeguarding Panel meets quarterly to review this policy, arrange training, monitor referrals and ensure compliance with the Policy. Panel meetings are chaired by the Corporate Director and members of the panel include the Designated Safeguarding Officer, Safer Ryedale, district councillors and representatives from various council departments
- Ryedale District Council is a reporting agency and has a duty to report any safeguarding concerns to North Yorkshire County Council who review the facts and respond as appropriate
- The council works in partnership with other agencies to safeguard vulnerable adults through the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Adults Board