Safeguarding is everyone's business

All the surgery staff have 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

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

If your baby or the baby of someone you know is crying and causing distress advice can be sought at

Childline offers support to children and young people. Their website has contact details and lots of useful support

See, Hear, Respond - Rapid support for children and young people affected by the coronavirus crisis. More information can be found at: 

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 You can report abuse via this website.

The Ann Craft Trust has advice on safeguarding young people over 18 particularly those with a learning disability as well as what to do if you suspect a sports coach is being abusive.

Domestic Abuse

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. You can refer yourself or ask for help for someone else by contacting East Riding Domestic Violence and Abuse Service (DVAP).  DVAP also 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 am - 2 pm Monday to Friday.  A link to this can be found on the DVAP website which is accessible by clicking the link below.

If the risk of harm is high at the present moment ring the police on 999

Refuge, (a charity) have a 24 hour helpline accessed by ringing 0808 2000 247

Men's advice line - 0808 801 0327

The EVERYMAN Project 0207 263 8884 supports men who are violent or concerned about their violence.