Safeguarding Children

"There are multiple websites and documents for GPs to access information around child protection guidance, process and also training so we are centralising much of the most useful up-to date information onto one webpage located on the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board website here:



This should, of course, never deter GPs from contacting the Designated Professionals for Children’s Safeguarding directly if they wish to clarify issues around statutory or strategic guidance. For immediate case based advice, where a GP may benefit from a discussion with a paediatrician, then they should continue to contact the duty paediatrician for child protection that day either directly on 01872 254552 or via RCHT switchboard."


Date of Review                                    28/08/2019

Date of Next Review                28/08/2020

Author                                      Dr Rebecca Harling


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