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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

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)


Police General

01481 725111Safer Guernsey (domestic abuse)01481 721999

Relate Guernsey

01481 730303The Children's Convenor01481 213290

Women's Refuge & Outreach Service

01481 721999The Samaritans01481 715515

MASH (Multi Agency Support Hub)

01481 723182M.A.L.E. (Men's Advice Line)0845 0646800

Victim Support

01481 713000Social Services01481 723182


0808 800 5000NSPCC Text Line88858

Citizens Advice Bureau

01481 242266Housing01481 713465

Social Security

01481 732500Education01481 733000

Drug Concern

01481 729000Alcoholics Anonymous

01481 713480

Sunflower Trust

01481 266932The Hub01481 724421

Philippi Guernsey (Counselling charity)

07781 130 523