Protecting children & young people

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Trust Commitment to Safeguarding Children and Young People

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The Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust recognises that all children and young people have a right to be protected and that all adults have a responsibility to protect them from harm.

We are committed to ensuring that systems and services are in place that aim to promote children's wellbeing and prevent them from suffering harm and work collaboratively with other agencies.

Responsibility at Trust Board Level

A Director takes responsibility for reporting to the board on safeguarding children issues. This is currently:

Steve Gregory - Executive Director of Nursing and Operations with safeguarding responsibility

Named Professionals for Safeguarding Children and Young People

The Named Professionals for Safeguarding Children and Young People act as a resource for information and guidance:

  • Named Doctor: Dr Samantha Postings
  • Named Nurse: Julie Harris

Looked after Children Team

Nurse Specialist Looked after Children (Telford & Wrekin)
Tiffany Forrester
T.Forrester@nhs.net
01952 580390 or 07583 066155

Nurse Specialist Looked after Children (Shropshire)
Laura Caldecott
Lauracaldecott@nhs.net
01743 450800 extension 3823 or 07870 506732

Looked After Children Administrator (Telford & Wrekin)
Lizzie Chambers
Lizzie.Chambers@nhs.net
01952 580390

Looked After Children Administrator (Shropshire)
Jess Gough
Jessica.Gough3@nhs.net
01743 450800 extension 3823


Find out more about Safeguarding

Anyone interested in finding out more about Safeguarding can also refer to the relevant Safeguarding Children and Young People guidelines:

Who to contact if you have concerns

Members of the public with concerns relating to safeguarding children and young people can refer to the guidelines listed above, or contact the local help desks:

  • Shropshire Council Initial Contact Team on 03456 789021
  • Telford and Wrekin Family Connect on 01952 385385

 

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