Public Protection Unit
"By Making Lives Safer We Will Save Lives"
Guernsey Police Public Protection Unit (PPU)
The PPU leads on issues relating to child abuse investigations, the management of dangerous offenders (MAPPA), domestic abuse and the protection of vulnerable adults. We also work closely with other agencies and UK Police Forces in relation to convicted Sex Offenders.
CHILD ABUSE falls into four categories: physical, sexual, emotional abuse and neglect. Warning signs can be rare or hard to spot when a child is being abused. If you are worried about a child or young person who is under 18 years of age, please contact either, Social Services, or the Guernsey Police for advice, the numbers are detailed below. If you see something that concerns you about a child - please don't leave it - report it straight away.
For further information about child abuse and to view the Guernsey and Alderney Child Protection guidelines please go to www.gov.gg
DOMESTIC ABUSE happens every day in the Bailiwick; the results can be horrific; from loss of self-confidence, injuries, mental health issues and in the worst cases, murder. Guernsey Police is committed to protecting the lives of both adult and child victims of domestic abuse, investigating all reports effectively, bringing offenders to justice and holding them accountable for their actions. We co-ordinate and facilitate the Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences MARAC. These conferences are held every fortnight and focus on identifying and managing risks to victims in high risk domestic abuse situations.
Guernsey Police defines domestic abuse as:
Any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial, verbal or emotional) between partners (aged 16 or over) who are, or who have been, intimate relationship, or between family members (aged 18 or over), regardless of gender and sexuality."
Family members include mother, father, son, daughter, brother, sister, grandparents, in-laws and step-family.
Domestic abuse is not acceptable under any circumstances.
If you are experiencing domestic abuse, or are worried about a friend or family member, you can contact the PPU for advice: (01481 719419)
REMEMBER, IF SOMEONE IS AT RISK OF IMMEDIATE HARM - 999
|01481 725111||Guernsey Women's Aid||07781 133321|
|01481 703303||The Children's Convenor||01481 213290|
Women's Refuge & Outreach Service
|01481 721999||The Samaritans||01481 715515|
Options (Women's Advice Line)
|01481 732299||M.A.L.E. (Men's Advice Line)||0845 0646800|
|01481 713000||Social Services||01481 723182|
|0808 800 5000||NSPCC Text Line||88858|
Citizens Advice Bureau
|01481 242266||Housing||01481 717210|
|01481 732500||Education||01481 710821|
|01481 239132||Alcoholics Anonymous||01481 713480|