The Safeguarding Team
What is Children’s Safeguarding?
The word ‘safeguarding’ is an umbrella term covering a wide spectrum of situations and interventions, from early identification, intervention and support for vulnerable children and families, to situations where immediate action is needed to protect a child. The Department for Education (HM Government, 2015) defines safeguarding as:
- Protecting children from maltreatment;
- Preventing the impairment of children’s health or development;
- Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
- Taking action to enable all children to have the best possible outcomes.
Child protection is the protection of children who have been identified as experiencing, or likely to experience, significant harm to their health and wellbeing.
Contact the Safeguarding Team
Main Safeguarding number: 01752 439053
Angela Hill – Name Nurse for Safeguarding Adults
Lisa Donaldson – Senior Safeguarding Adult Nurse Advisor
Tim Newstead - Clinical Manager, Lead for D.o.L.’s and Liberty Protection Safeguards (L.P.S.)
Ian Stevenson - Mental Capacity Act & Mental Health Clinical Lead
Sallie Allison and Kevin Bunt – Advocacy Service