The West Midlands region recognise that the main statutory agencies need to work together to promote safer communities and to deal with actual or suspected abuse.
Dudley, in collaboration with other local authorities within the region, has adopted these procedures recognising that a consistent approach will help to achieve this.
The aim of this safeguarding children and adults campaign is to highlight the many different forms of abuse and encourage people to read between the lines and take a closer look at what is actually happening to someone.
The examples in this campaign were taken from real life stories.
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