The Public Protection Unit provides a holistic service to the most vulnerable members of our society. We link key areas of work - safeguarding children, domestic abuse, safeguarding adults, missing persons, hate crime, and the management of dangerous offenders - and work closely with district staff to identify vulnerable people early and refer them to services they require before they need repeated police intervention.
The safeguarding of children and other vulnerable people is everybody's business and is central to everything we all do.
When crimes are committed, we investigate them with skill, thoroughness and sensitivity and bring offenders to justice. We provide expertise in the management of investigations involving vulnerable victims.
In addition to crime investigation, we adopt a problem solving approach to the management of the most vulnerable members of society, as well as those who target and offend against them.
If you have any concerns about any of the above safeguarding issues, please dial 101 and ask for the Safeguarding Coordination Unit. We will put you through to the one that is nearest to you.
In cases of emergency always dial 999.