Safeguarding children is both protecting them from harm and allowing them to develop to reach their full potential. It is everyone’s responsibility. The surgery works in partnership with other organisations to play its part in keeping children safe. All the practice staff are trained in safeguarding and child protection. It is not something just for practice staff and there may be times when you are concerned about a child and may not know what to do.
Should you have concerns about a child, there is an advice line run by the information leaflet which gives more information and details of how to contact them.
A vulnerable adult is anyone over the age of 18 who has a physical or mental health problem or a disability and cannot protect themselves from abuse or harm. If you have concerns that an adult is being abused or is at risk of abuse then you can get further advice from a number of different agencies.