Safeguarding means protecting your health, wellbeing and human rights as an adult or child at risk, enabling you to live safely, free from abuse and neglect. It is about people and organisations working together to prevent and reduce both the risks and your experience of abuse or neglect.
Safeguarding is everyone's business and at Nottinghamshire Healthcare we aim to uphold everyone's fundamental rights to be safe from harm and exploitation.
We often work with other organisations such as hospitals, schools, the police or local support groups to reduce the risks and the potential damage that can occur to people experiencing violence, abuse or neglect.
One of our key responsibilities in providing quality healthcare services is to ensure that vulnerable people are protected whilst receiving care. This is an important responsibility for each member of staff, whatever their role, and for the Trust as a partner in the wider health and social care system. The Trust has a responsibility to promote the safety and welfare of people and families who use our services, including tackling domestic violence and abuse.
Tell a Nottinghamshire Healthcare member of staff for example a care co-ordinator, nurse or doctor or contact our PALS team with your concern
Contact the local social services to inform them of any concerns about the abuse of a child or adult
Contact your local police on 101 if concerned that an offence may have occurred
Contact the police on 999 if somebody is in immediate danger of significant harm, injury or death
For County referrals go to the MASH, tel: 0300 456 4546 or can be made online through the Nottinghamshire County Council web site.
Domestic Abuse 24 hour helpline, tel: 0808 800 0340.