Safeguarding: Whom to Contact to Report Abuse and to Seek Advice

Updated 15/07/2023

Safeguarding Training

It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the young and vulnerable people in society, and pharmacy staff should be trained appropriately. Pharmacy professionals (pharmacists, trainee pharmacists and pharmacy technicians) should be trained to level 2 as a minimum for all areas of safeguarding; this includes children and young people, looked after children, and adults with care and support needs.

Level 1 and Level 2 Safeguarding Learning can be accessed through the elearning for Healthcare portal at

You can also access these, as well as other useful training resources, via the CPPE Gateway page at

Reporting concerns

Contact details and guidance for reporting child or vulnerable adult abuse in your local area can be found on the following link (this is an online version of the NHS Safeguarding App):

This app includes links to advice and guidance on:

  • Raising concerns
  • The context of NHS safeguarding
  • Types of abuse, exploitation and neglect (including Prevent, Mental Capacity Act, FGM)
  • Multi-agency safeguarding arrangements
  • Safeguarding commissioning assurance in the NHS
  • Contacts

If you need to report a concern, please follow the local safeguarding information below for guidance on whom to contact in Lincolnshire:

Lincolnshire ICB Safeguarding Information, Policies and Guidance

NHS England Safeguarding App

The NHS England Safeguarding App can be accessed via Apple iOS, Google Play or it can be downloaded by visiting your device’s appropriate app store and searching for ‘NHS Safeguarding’.

We recommend having access to this app on either your personal or work mobile device to support you with any safeguarding concerns you may have.