What is safeguarding? Find out information about what safeguarding is and what role we play. Recognise abuse and report it How to spot the signs of abuse and what to do. Child sexual exploitation Information on what child sexual exploitation is and what the council does about it. Allegations involving vulnerable adults A vulnerable adult is someone over the age of 18 who has care and/or support needs Allegations involving children and young people Details on who to contact if you suspect abuse involving children and young people.