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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults, and to delivering services that promote good practice, and expects all council representatives, colleagues and partners to share this commitment. 

We have policies that set out our commitment to addressing all safeguarding issues and ensuring that employees are aware of their responsibilities and that the appropriate agencies are engaging in providing a response to any concerns raised. Our policies outline what should be the response of a council representative if they encounter a safeguarding issue. 

View our Icon for pdf safeguarding children policy [739.16KB].

View our Icon for pdf safeguarding adults policy [506.81KB].


If you are concerned about the safety of a child or adult

Lancashire County Council (LCC) are responsible for adult and children's social care in the Chorley borough. Its social care services include:

  • safeguarding children
  • safeguarding adults
  • social workers
  • help at home
  • financial support
  • emergencies
  • help for people who care for someone
  • unable to live at home

Where there is a serious and immediate threat to a child or adult please call 999. 

Children's social care: 0300 123 6720 or out of hours 0300 123 6722.

Adult social care: 0300 123 6721

View more information on safeguarding adults on the LCC website.

View more information on safeguarding children on the LCC website.

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