Safeguarding is everyone’s business
All the surgery staff have safeguarding training and are always willing to talk to anyone concerned about the safety of a member of our community. Here are some numbers and websites which may be helpful:
If you are concerned about a child
If you are concerned that a child is being abused or they may be at risk of harm, you should contact North Lincolnshire’s Children’s Services on:
01724 296500 (9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, 9am to 4.30pm Friday, answerphone – out of hours and weekends)
999 – Police emergency
The NSPCC has lots of useful advice there website https://www.nspcc.org.uk/
If your baby or the baby of someone you know is crying and causing distress advice can be sought at https://iconcope.org/
Childline offers support to children and young people. Their website has contact details and lots of useful support https://www.childline.org.uk/
If you are concerned about an adult
If you think an adult who is unable to protect themselves is being abused contact:
The Safeguarding Adults Team
Telephone: 01724 297000
Email address: email@example.com
The Ann Craft Trust https://www.anncrafttrust.org/ has advice on safeguarding young people over 18 particularly those with a learning disability.
Domestic abuse may affect any intimate relationship within a family setting. This may include the use of excessive control, coercive or threatening behaviour as well as physical abuse such as hitting or slapping someone. You can refer yourself or ask for help for someone else by contacting The Blue Door on 0800 197 47 87, at their office on (01724) 841 947 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If the risk of harm is high at the present moment ring the police on 999.
Refuge, (a charity) have a 24 hour helpline accessed by ringing 0808 2000 247
Men’s advice line – 0808 801 0327
The EVERYMAN Project 0207 263 8884 supports men who are violent or concerned about their violence.