Adult Safeguarding / Domestic Abuse

During the Coronavirus Pandemic calls reports of domestic abuse and calls to national agencies and helplines have risen greatly.

National Domestic Abuse helpline: 0808 2000 247
Refuge 24-hour helpline: 0808 2000 247
Men's Advice Line: 0808 801 0327
The Silent Solution - silent calls to mobiles that can be made by anyone in acute danger where speaking may increase the risk; make your patients aware of this:
SMS 999 service (need to register beforehand):

Safeguarding Families and Children during lockdown

The following documents have useful links and numbers to advise parents/ families and children who are coping with life in lockdown.

Support for Parents flyer

There is information about help with home schooling, coping with a new baby, single parenting and mental health issues. There is also information about “private fostering” ie if you are currently looking after a child from outside of your immediate family or if one of your children is being looked after by someone outside of your immediate family for more than 28 days. Children’s services should be informed and there are contact numbers included

Young Person flyer

This contains advice, links and phone numbers for which the under 18s can use to access help, or get advice to help someone they are concerned about.