Safeguarding Children

Our Primary Care Team is committed to safeguarding children. The safety and welfare of children who come into contact with our services either directly or indirectly is paramount, and all staff have a responsibility to ensure that Best Practice is followed, including compliance with statutory requirements.

We are committed to a Best Practice which safeguards children and young people irrespective of their background, and which recognises that a child may be abused regardless of their age, gender, religious beliefs, racial origin or ethnic identity, culture, class, disability or sexual orientation.

The Primary Care Team are committed to working within agreed policies and procedures and in partnership with other agencies, to ensure that the risks of harm to a child or young person are minimised. This work may include direct and indirect contact with children, access to patient’s details and communication via email or text message/telephone.

Our Surgery is supported by the CCG who have designated Nurses and Doctors in post who offer professional expertise and advice regarding safeguarding children.

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

The practice holds regular safeguarding meetings. If you have a concern about the safety or welfare of a vulnerable adult in North Tyneside, First Call is the first point of contact for everybody to use. Telephone: 0191 643 2777

Monday to Friday, 08:30 – 17:00.

In an emergency, outside of these times ring: 0300 123 0812

A copy of the practice policy can be viewed here – Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults.