These websites provide more information about safeguarding and child protection:
Protecting children & young people
Who are we?
Trust Commitment to Safeguarding Children and Young People
The Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust recognises that all children and young people have a right to be protected and that all adults have a responsibility to protect them from harm.
We are committed to ensuring that systems and services are in place that aim to promote children's wellbeing and prevent them from suffering harm and work collaboratively with other agencies.
Responsibility at Trust Board Level
A Director takes responsibility for reporting to the board on safeguarding children issues. This is currently:
Steve Gregory - Executive Director of Nursing and Operations with safeguarding responsibility
Named Professionals for Safeguarding Children and Young People
The Named Professionals for Safeguarding Children and Young People act as a resource for information and guidance:
- Named Doctor: Dr Samantha Postings
- Head of Safeguarding : Julie Harris
Looked after Children Team
Nurse Specialist Looked after Children (Telford & Wrekin)
01952 580390 or 07583 066155
Nurse Specialist Looked after Children (Shropshire)
01743 450800 extension 3823 or 07870 506732
Looked After Children Administrator (Telford & Wrekin)
Looked After Children Administrator (Shropshire)
01743 450800 extension 3823
Find out more about Safeguarding
Anyone interested in finding out more about Safeguarding can also refer to the relevant Safeguarding Children and Young People guidelines:
- "Safeguarding Children Guidelines for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Herefordshire and Worcestershire". These can be found by visiting the West Mercia Child Protection Procedures website.
Who to contact if you have concerns
Members of the public with concerns relating to safeguarding children and young people can refer to the guidelines listed above, or contact the local help desks:
- Shropshire Council Initial Contact Team on 03456 789021
- Telford and Wrekin Family Connect on 01952 385385