Safeguarding - adults and children

Everyone has the right to live their lives free from violence, abuse and neglect. Our designated teams and professionals help us ensure that we meet our statutory responsibilities towards safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

As well as carrying out criminal checks, we train, supervise and support all our staff on safeguarding and we report on this each year. Our teams also promote good professional practice, ensure audits are carried out, and make sure that we learn from what we practice.

Children

Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility. If you are worried about a child or young person’s safety or welfare, you can speak to someone in children’s social care by calling:

Warwickshire County Council (WCC)
Tel: +44(0)1926 410410

Urgent concerns outside normal working hours contact WCC's Duty children’s team
Tel: +44(0)1926 886922

Adults

Any adult at risk of abuse or neglect should be able to access the relevant services, including the civil and criminal justice system and victim support services. Our staff will treat any information passed to them with sensitivity and we suggest speaking to someone by calling:

Safeguarding Adults Team
Tel: +44(0)1926 412080

Domestic Abuse Helpline
Tel: +44(0)808 2000 247

Hate crime reporting helpline
Tel: +44(0)851 292221

Warwickshire Victim Support
Tel: +44(0)300 3031977

On occasion, patients may need someone to act as an advocate for them if they no longer have mental capacity to make important decisions. If this is required we will contact an Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy Service.

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