A NEW website has been developed aimed at helping to keep children and adults across the district safe.

The initiative provides information and advice to individuals and communities.

Those it is designed to benefit include parents, carers and young people.

It also provides training and guidance on best practice to professionals.

The Safer Bradford site has been produced by a partnership of organisations.

A new Bradford Partnership – which replaces the Safeguarding Children Board – comprises agencies such as the council, West Yorkshire Police, health services, schools and voluntary organisations that work together to keep children in the district safe.

A spokesman said: “The new website replaces a number of older web pages and sites and it means information on safeguarding and community safety is now all in one place.

“It offers users greater functionality, is easier to navigate and also has a very clear ‘report a concern’ function – as well as a ‘quick close’ button should someone who is browsing need to exit the site quickly.

“Those who used – or had links to – the old sites will be automatically redirected to the new one.”

Bradford Partnership chairman, Jane Booth, said: “Having a good website is crucial to what we do.

“The new site will mean we are better able to share information with parents, young people and professionals.

“Safeguarding covers a wide range of concerns, from child and adult abuse to community safety, so this is a site the whole community can use.”

The website – saferbradford.co.uk – also incorporates the Bradford Community Safety Partnership, which aims to make the district safer by tackling crime, disorder, anti-social behaviour and drug and alcohol misuse.

Keighley West councillor Adrian Farley, Bradford Council’s portfolio holder for children and families, said: “Safeguarding in our community is everybody’s responsibility.

“The new website means that we can offer clear information and advice to those who need it on how to spot abuse and how to report it.

“It brings together many of the community’s concerns about safety and crime on to one site, which will make the information easier to access.”

Councillor Abdul Jabar, portfolio holder for neighbourhoods and community safety, said: “There can be a lot of crossover between community safety and safeguarding concerns and this will help people find information on both.”