Safeguarding Presentation

Presentation to Bolton’s Local
Pharmaceutical Committee
January 2015
Helen Bolton
Specialist Safeguarding Practitioner
Bolton CCG
The What and Why of Safeguarding?
 Children: The Children Act 2004 (Section 11 guidance)/Working Together to
Safeguard Children (2013):
• protecting children from maltreatment;
• preventing impairment of children's health or
• ensuring that children grow up in circumstances
consistent with the provision of safe and effective
• taking action to enable all children to have the best
The What and Why of Safeguarding?
 Adults: Safeguarding Adults: The role of Health Service Practitioners (DOH 2011) states
 “Safeguarding adults covers a spectrum of activity
from prevention through to multi agency responses
where harm and abuse occurs. Multi agency
procedures apply where there is concern of neglect,
harm or abuse to a patient defined under No Secrets
guidance as ‘vulnerable’.
 Safeguarding adults is an integral part of patient
care. Duties to safeguard patients are required by
professional regulators, service regulators and
supported in law. “
Adults at Risk
Defined by the Department of Health (2000) as
a person aged 18 years or older:
 “ who is or may be in need of community care
services by reason of mental or other
disability, age or illness; and who is or may be
unable to take care of him or herself, or
unable to protect him or herself against
significant harm or exploitation”.
Categories of abuse
 Both Children and adults
– Physical abuse: bite, scalds, punch, slap
– Sexual abuse: penetration, inappropriate
touching, exposure to/involvement in
– Neglect: of physical, emotional, health needs,
education, stimulation
– Emotional abuse: intimidation, lack of warmth,
will usually occur in conjunction with other forms of
Categories of abuse
 Additional categories for adults:
– Financial abuse: theft, fraud, coercion
– Discriminatory abuse: discrimination, harassment,
– Institutional abuse, neglect and poor practice
Who is Responsible for Safeguarding?
Standards for Registered Pharmacies
(General Pharmaceutical Council 2012)
 All 5 principles refer to arrangements being
made to safeguard the health, safety and
wellbeing of patients and the public
– 1) Governance arrangements
• 1.8 Children and vulnerable adults are safeguarded
– 2) Staff empowered and competent
– 3) Environment and premises
– 4) Pharmaceutical services, including
management of medicines and medical devices
– 5) Equipment and facilities
Practice requirements (as per NHS Standard Contract
2014/14 – service conditions)
 SC32 – Safeguarding
– Safeguarding policies: updated “from time to
– Provide evidence on request that safeguarding
concerns raised through multiagency systems are
being addressed
– Have a safeguarding lead and a Prevent Lead
 SC33 – Incident reporting as per NHS Serious
Incident Framework
Within the policies:
 Be familiar with the common signs and
symptoms of abuse or neglect and the term
‘looked after child’
 Be aware of the heightened risks to children
and vulnerable adults from parents or carers
 Consider professional abuse
 Consider training requirements
 Know how to recognise, respond and refer
Accessing Training
via the Area Team
via Bolton Safeguarding Adult Board who
currently offer three free e-learning
packages available on Safeguarding Adults
at Risk, Mental Capacity Act and
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
via the Area Team
via Bolton Safeguarding Children Board
who deliver an annual multiagency
safeguarding training programme open to
anyone working with children, young
people and their families/carers in Bolton
and is free to access
Future developments
 The Safeguarding Team (Bolton CCG) are
developing a safeguarding section of the
website for practitioners to access which will
share new and revised information, local and
 NHSE/Bolton CCG are developing a Primary
Care Tool Kit, intended to be a one stop shop:
will share links to the GM Partnership, policies
What can we do for one another?
 The SGT CCG is here to help, advise and
support you
 We will share any information you require:
just ask
 If we have a single point of contact or
distribution list for your members we can
ensure you receive up to date information:
both local and national (pending website
Safeguarding Contacts: Bolton CCG –
Safeguarding Team
Pam Jones
Helen Bolton
Associate Director
Safeguarding /Designated
Safeguarding Specialist
Practitioner (children)
Safeguarding Specialist
Practitioner (adults)
Gabi Lipshen
Designated Doctor
Charlotte McManus
Safeguarding Team
Administrative Support/PA to
Designated Nurse
01204 463389
07920 478715
01204 462203
07920 477223
01204 463500
01204 463390
Safeguarding Contacts: Bolton FT –
Safeguarding Team
 01204 463388
 Covers both community and acute services
provided by the Trust
Social care – adults
Vulnerable adults North Stars team
Vulnerable adults South Stars team
Vulnerable adults
Emergency Duty
Vulnerable Adults
Advice Line
Post code areas: BL1, 01204 333410
BL2, BL6, BL7
Post code areas: BL3, 01204 337000
BL4, BL5
01204 337777
01204 333464
Social care – children
Referral and Assessment
Astley Bridge, Bradshaw,
01204 337408
Breightmet, Bromley Cross,
Tonge Moor
Referral and Assessment
Burnden, Daubhill,
Farnworth, Harper Green,
Kearsley, Little Lever
01204 337729
Referral and Assessment
Blackrod, Deane, Heaton,
Halliwell, Derby, Smithills,
Hulton Park, Horwich,
6:00pm to 8.45am and
01942 634625
Emergency Duty Team
01204 337777
Domestic Violence Unit
0161 856 5009
Vulnerable adults team
0161 856 1539
Public Protection
Investigation Unit
0161 856 7949
Further local information

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