Safeguarding

Safeguarding Children, Young People and Adults Team
Norfolk Community Health and Care (NCHC) NHS Trust

Safeguarding children and adults is everybody’s business

NCH&C has a statutory duty, outlined in legislation, to safeguard and protect children, young people and adults at risk of abuse or neglect who come to their attention and to co-operate with other agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and adults..

All health service staff, clinical and non-clinical, who come into contact with children, young people and adults should know what to do about safeguarding concerns or issues they encounter.

The role of the Safeguarding team is to ensure staff understand their roles and responsibilities. This includes:

  • Safeguarding training and learning opportunities appropriate to the job role
  • Advice and support with information sharing
  • Provide supervision: regular and ad hoc (face to face and telephone)
  • Developing policies to support staff in their role in safeguarding
  • Provide tools to understand the areas of safeguarding as appropriate to children and adults
  • Support staff in their safeguarding practice and assessment

Contact details:
Professionals only:

Safeguarding Team

Tel: 01603 216999
Email: safeguardingteam@nchc.nhs.uk

You can download the Safeguarding Children and Safeguarding Adult apps from the links below.

www.myguideapps.com/nhs_safeguarding/cam/

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-safeguarding-guide/id1112091419?mt=8

Once downloaded you will automatically get any updates to the latest safeguarding guidelines.

If you are concerned about a child or adult and suspect they are being abused report it via the Norfolk Multi-agency safeguarding hub on 0344 800 8020 or in an emergency call 999.

Meet the Safeguarding Team

Maria Richardson

Maria Richardson

Safeguarding Lead

(Named Nurse for Children and Head of Safeguarding Adults)

Dr Richard Allen

Dr Richard Allen

Named Doctor for Safeguarding Children

Meadhbh Hall

Meadhbh Hall

Deputy Head of Safeguarding Adults

Anne Pringle

Anne Pringle

Deputy Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children

Vicky Aspinall

Vicky Aspinall

Deputy Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children

Mary Truen

Mary Truen

Deputy Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children

Nicky Cowling

Nicky Cowling

Administrator to Safeguarding Team

For more information please contact:

Tel: 01603 216999
Email: safeguardingteam@nchc.nhs.uk or safeguardinginfo@nhs.net

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