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Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults

Our practice is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. The safety and welfare of children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with our services either directly or indirectly is paramount, and all staff have a responsibility to ensure that Best Practice is followed, including compliance with statutory requirements.

We are committed to a Best Practice which safeguards children, young people and vulnerable adults irrespective of their background, and which recognises that a child may be abused regardless of their age, gender, religious beliefs, racial origin or ethnic identity, culture, class, disability or sexual orientation.

We are committed to working within agreed policies and procedures and in partnership with other agencies, to ensure that the risks of harm to a child, young person or vulnerable adult are minimised. This work may include direct and indirect contact with children and vulnerable adults, access to patient’s details and communication via email or text message/telephone.

Our Surgery is supported by the designated Safeguarding Nurses and Doctors who offer professional expertise and advice regarding safeguarding.

Our GP Lead for Child Safeguarding is: Dr Chris Chant

Our GP Lead for Adult Safeguarding is: Dr Natalie Metcalfe

Safeguarding Websites and Resources

If in immediate danger always call 999. For Mobiles only –  If you are unable to talk you can press ‘55’ when prompted

A text service direct to the Police is also available – Text REGISTER to 999 and get details of how to set this up

For full details:

https://www.policeconduct.gov.uk/sites/default/files/Documents/research-learning/Silent_solution_guide.pdf

Child Safeguarding concerns

East Riding Safeguarding Children Partnership is an agency under which Police, social services and healthcare services come together for child protection – http://www.erscb.org.uk/

East Riding Safeguarding Children Partnership – you can report a concern here – http://erscb.org.uk/parents-carers-family

Child Exploitation and Online Protection command (CEOP) – national police agency to whom you can report concerns about online abuse of children – https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)  national charity who provide lots of information and advice on child abuse You can call their helpline for advice and to report abuse also

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

0808 800 5000

Or email them at [email protected]

Childline – a national charity who can be contacted to report child abuse or to provide information and advice. There is also games and art on the website

https://www.childline.org.uk/

0800 1111

They also provide 1-2-1 chat with a counsellor online – https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/1-2-1-counsellor-chat/

Domestic violence help

Safe Lives – a national charity aiming to end domestic abuse

https://safelives.org.uk/

0808 2000 247 for women

0808 801 0327 for men

Womens Aid live chat service – a confidential live chat service available Mon-Fri 10am to 2pm

https://chat.womensaid.org.uk/

Or email – [email protected]

Respect helpline – for those who are worried they might be harming someone else – 0808 801 0327

Galop – a helpline for domestic abuse sufferers who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans (LGBT)

0808 801 0327

Brightsky – is an app available on Apple and Android phones for people who are in an abusive relationship and for concerned relatives and friends

This website details how to delete your internet history

https://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000510.htm

Adult Safeguarding

East Riding of Yorkshire Adult Safeguarding https://www.eastriding.gov.uk/living/care-and-support-for-adults/safeguarding-vulnerable-adults/

Age UK – information on safeguarding older adults

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/globalassets/age-uk/documents/factsheets/fs78_safeguarding_older_people_from_abuse_fcs.pdf

Nice overview of Safeguarding Adults

https://www.scie.org.uk/safeguarding/adults/introduction/highlights

Charity supporting those who are victims of honour based violence and forced marriage

https://karmanirvana.org.uk

 Information and links to resources about female genital mutilation

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/female-genital-mutilation-fgm/