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We are passionate about keeping our patients safe when they are in our care and training all our staff to be able to recognise signs of abuse in all its forms. 

Our Safeguarding Team makes sure we understand and work within all the guidelines and legal requirements for safeguarding. They also help to investigate any allegations or abuse or neglect - often in partnership with colleagues in other public services - and share learning points so we continually improve our services and safeguarding activity. We undertake enquiries into any allegations of abuse or neglect and disseminate learning points to improve services.

We make recommendations on aspects of safeguarding in order to meet the Trust's responsibilities on local and national guidance in relation to safeguarding.


If you are concerned about the welfare of an Adult at risk please contact Adult Social Care on

0113 2224401
07712 106378 (out of hours)


If you are concerned about the immediate welfare of a child please contact Children's Social Care Duty and Advice Team on:

0113 3760336
0113 3760469 (out of hours)

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