Safeguarding: Whom to Contact to Report Abuse and to Seek Advice
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 https://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/
You can also access these, as well as other useful training resources, via the CPPE Gateway page at https://www.cppe.ac.uk/gateway/safegrding
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
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
- Lincolnshire Integrated Care Board’s safeguarding information can be found at https://lincolnshire.icb.nhs.uk/about-us/safeguarding/
NHS England Safeguarding App
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.