Safeguarding children and young people is the responsibility of all professionals.
Working Together to Safeguard Children and Young People (2018) defines safeguarding as
Although safeguarding children is the responsibility of all, GP practices and their staff are required to identify and share concerns about the welfare and protection of children appropriately with other relevant agencies, and in the case of significant harm to refer those concerns to children’s social care.
All practices have been provided with a safeguarding handbook which includes all the necessary safeguarding information and contacts that practice staff and GPs require. This is updated annually.
If you have concerns for the safety of a child, please contact the relevant safeguarding children team as provided below, who are happy to discuss concerns at an early stage.
If it is an emergency and you think a child is in immediate danger, please call 999.
Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm) – 020 8227 3811
Out of hours and weekends – 020 8594 8356
More information - https://www.lbbd.gov.uk/safeguarding-at-risk-children
Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm) - 01708 433222
Out of hours/weekends - 01708 433999
Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm) – 020 8708 3885
Out of hours and weekends – 020 8708 5897
Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge CCGs are committed to safeguarding the wellbeing of adults from abuse and neglect.
We work with our partner organisations, the local authority and police, to ensure that all commissioned services have effective safeguarding arrangements in place.
Those who are over the age of 18 years, in need of care, who may have a mental, physical or learning disability, or illness and is unable to take care of himself or herself, or unable to protect himself or herself from harm.
People can be abused in different ways. The different types of abuse are listed below:
If you have concerns for the safety of an adult please contact the relevant Adult Social Care Safeguarding Teams outlined below:
If you believe someone is in immediate danger, dial 999.