About us

We’re a partnership of statutory and non-statutory organisations, with an Independent Chair providing leadership to support our strategic direction. We’re committed to learning from experience and to a process of continuous improvement.

We make sure that:

  • all agencies work together to minimise the risk of abuse
  • we protect adults at risk effectively, when abuse has occurred or may have occurred

Statutory safeguarding responsibilities arise where there is reasonable cause to suspect that an adult:

  • has needs for care and support, whether or not the council is meeting any of those needs
  • is experiencing, or is at risk of, abuse or neglect
  • as a result of those needs is unable to protect himself or herself against the abuse or neglect, or the risk of it

The Board is a statutory body under the requirements of the Care Act 2014.

Our core duties include:


Adult abuse or neglect

Do not ignore it.

  • call 999 in an emergency
  • Telephone: 0161 217 6029
  • Minicom: 0161 217 6024
  • Out of  hours: 0161 718 2118

The Stockport Safeguarding Unit

Find out who’s on the Stockport Safeguarding Unit and how to complain about the Board.

The Board

Find out who’s on the Board and what their roles are.


Find out more about recent safeguarding conferences.

Business plan 2023 to 2026

Our business plan is written for all services who work with children and adults in Stockport. It sets out what our main focus will be over the next 3 years.



There are a range of safeguarding training courses available in Stockport.

Promotional material

The Safeguarding Board has refreshed a suite of material to support health and social sare practitioners with safeguarding enquiries.

Multi-agency adults at risk system (MAARS)

The MAARs panel considers cases in respect of adults aged 18 years or over, where existing mechanisms within agencies for resolving or minimising risk have not been achieved. 

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