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Safeguarding

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What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding aims to support adults and children to live a life that is free from abuse and neglect and involves a range of measures taken to protect them in the most vulnerable circumstances.

Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group has adult and child safeguarding as one of its highest priorities. We are committed to working closely with the London Borough of Kingston upon Thames and local healthcare providers in preventing abuse of adults and children in all areas where health and social care is provided for Kingston residents.

We do this by working in partnership to ensure the services we commission are safe and compliant with all statutory safeguarding regulations. We have put in place safeguarding procedures to recognise report and respond to safeguarding issues promptly.

Abuse can happen to any individual from any family regardless of their age, culture, disability, gender, racial origin, language, religious belief or sexual orientation.

There may be a risk for example, of physical abuse, sexual abuse or neglect. They may be a victim of domestic violence, forced marriage or at risk from Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).  

For a simple guide to adult safeguarding, click here.

Who can raise concerns about safeguarding adults/children?

Safeguarding concerns may be raised by any person who feels they are being abused, relatives, teachers, friends, carers, neighbours, member of the general public and health and social care staff.

If you think someone is being abused or someone is abusing you, you can:

  • talk to someone you trust
  • contact the Safeguarding Adults team by calling them on 020 8547 5005
  • contact the Safeguarding Children team by calling them on 020 8547 5008
  • call the contact centre and report your concerns: 020 8547 5005

If you are reporting abuse, it is helpful if you can provide your name to enable further contact. You can also report suspected abuse and not disclose your identity should you wish.

In an emergency always dial 999.

Your concerns will be taken seriously and you will receive prompt attention and advice.

If you feel you are being abused, neglected or mistreated and feel unable to call us yourself, tell someone you trust and ask them to do it for you.


The Kingston CCG safeguarding team

The CCG safeguarding team consists of doctors and nurses who provide specialist advice and support on all aspects of safeguarding.

The team can be contacted as below:

Lead nurse for safeguarding adults

Peter Warburton: 020 39682366

Peter.warburton@swlondon.nhs.uk

 

Designated nurse for safeguarding children

Andrea Knock: 020 39682360   mobile: 07974941176

Andrea.knock@swlondon.nhs.uk

 

Designated doctor for safeguarding children

Dr Nader Elgharably: 020 8934 3405

nelgharably@nhs.net

 

What to do if you have a concern about an adult or child?

For safeguarding adults please contact

London Borough of Kingston upon Thames Adult Services team on: 020 8547 5005 

Textphone: 18001 020 8891 7971​

Email: adult.safeguarding@kingston.gov.uk

 

For safeguarding children please contact: 

London Borough of Kingston upon Thames Single Point of Access (SPA)  8am to 6pm Monday to Friday

Tel: 020 8547 5008 SPA Team

Out of hours contact for both adults and children safeguarding issues - please contact the emergency duty team at Kingston Social Services on:​
Tel: 020 8770 5000

 

Prevent​

Safeguarding duties include the Prevent strategy, which aims to protect vulnerable individuals from being groomed into terrorist activity or supporting terrorism. 

To report illegal or harmful information, pictures or videos you've found on the internet about terrorism or extremism click here.

 

Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group, 2nd floor, Thames House,
180 High Street, Teddington, TW11 8HU
Tel: 020 39419900
Email: kingstonccg.communications@swlondon.nhs.uk

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