Child Protection and Safeguarding

Waverley Borough Council is committed to helping protect children and vulnerable adults to improve their quality of life and the council, as a public authority, has a statutory duty to safeguard.

Waverley’s councillors, staff and contractors work at the forefront of the council’s services.  They have a duty to act responsibly and report situations that concern them to the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).  This is the single point of contact for reporting concerns about the safety of a child, young person or adult.


The Chief Executive is responsible for ensuring that Waverley Borough Council fulfils its safeguarding responsibilities. 

The designated Child Protection Officer is the council’s champion for children and responsible for promoting wellbeing.  They work with the Chief Executive to ensure Waverley meets its safeguarding responsibilities.


All staff receive training to ensure that the activities that they are involved in during the course of their work are carried out in accordance with Waverley’s policies and procedures relating safeguarding and child protection.


Staff are appointed in line with the Council's recruitment and selection policies.  Procedures to ensure all that all necessary checks are carried out on individuals expected to work with children or vulnerable adults are carried out..


Contact Waverley safeguarding by email

Page owner: Clare Arnold. Last updated: 28/03/2018 17:00