“Safeguarding means protecting people’s health, welfare and human rights, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. Its fundamental to high quality health and social care”
(Quality Care Commission , online, 2015)
Here at the Practice we have two safeguarding lead GP’s, Dr. E. Baines (lead) & Dr. C. Ingram (deputy). You can of course speak to anyone here at the practice if you have any concerns regarding someone you know.
You can also report any concerns directly to the appropriate authorities and there are links and further information below for both Adult and Children Safeguarding Teams
The Early Help Front Door Service is a single point of contact for partner agencies, children, young people and their families, focused on making sure that the right support is put in place as soon as it is needed.
What does it mean for the children and families?
The Early Help front door ensures that all enquiries and contacts are directed to a dedicated team of Early Help professionals, providing a seamless process so children and families will receive the right level of support in a timely way to help them achieve the best possible outcomes.
The type of things Early Help can support with include:
• Concerns about child’s health, development or behaviour
• How a child is doing at school
• Housing or financial concerns
• Children who may be affected by domestic abuse, drugs, alcohol, ill health or crime
Early Help & Support Team – 0345 578 9021