Safeguarding is Everyone's Business
All the surgery staff have undertaken safeguarding training and are always willing to talk to anyone concerned about the safety of a member of our community. Here are some numbers and websites which may be helpful:
Advice for and about children
If you think a child is being abused you can get advice from http://erscb.org.uk/
including how to make a confidential referral. This is the East Riding Safeguarding Children's website.
The NSPCC has lots of useful advice there website can be found at https://www.nspcc.org.uk/
If your baby or the baby of someone you know is crying and causing distress advice can be sought at http://iconcope.org/
Childline offers support to children and young people. Their website has contact details and lots of useful support https://www.childline.org.uk/
Advice if you think an adult is being abused
If you think an adult who is unable to protect themselves is being abused use the East Riding Safeguarding Adults website http://www.ersab.org.uk You can report abuse via this website.
The Ann Craft Trust https://www.anncrafttrust.org/ has advice on safeguarding young people over 18 particularly those with a learning disability or if you suspect a spots coach is being abusive.
Domestic abuse may affect any intimate relationship within a family setting. This may include the use of excessive control, coercive or threatening behaviour as well as physical abuse such as hitting or slapping someone.
East Riding Domestic Violence and Abuse Service https://www.eastriding.gov.uk/living/crime-and-community-safety/domestic-violence/domestic-violence-adult-services/
You can refer yourself or ask for help for someone else.
If the risk of harm is high ring the police on 999
Refuge, (a charity) have a 24 hour helpline accessed by ringing 0808 2000 247
Women's aid - 0808 200 0247
Men's advice line - 0808 801 0327
The EVERYMAN Project 0207 263 8884
Supports men who are violent or concerned about their violence.
DVAP our East Riding Domestic Abuse Service now have an online chat service available for anyone wanting confidential support or someone to talk to online for support around domestic abuse. It is available from 10-2pm Mon - Fri and can be found on the DVAP ERYC website. https://www.eastriding.gov.uk/living/crime-and-community-safety/domestic-violence/domestic-violence-adult-services/