We work as part of a multi-agency team to safeguard people who are at risk and meet our legal obligations as set in legislation such as the Care Act 2014.
Abuse is a violation of an individual’s human and civil rights by an act, or a failure to act, on the part of another person or persons. The categories of abuse are;
01872 25 4551/Bleep 3048
Dr Neil Pollard
Bernie Dolan & Suzie Williams
All the team can also be reached on their mobiles through the Royal Cornwall Hospital switchboard on 01872 250000.
RCHT subscribes to the South West Child Protection Procedures and is a core member of the Local Children’s Safeguarding Board.
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Bernie Dolan / Suzie Williams
Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm and Friday 9am to 4pm
The Community Paediatrician for Safeguarding will be able to provide advice during office hours on 01872 254552. The on-call paediatric registrar will be able to provide advice out of hours. If necessary, discuss with the Named Nurse or Named Doctor (contact via switchboard).
Contact the Children, Schools and Families (Children Social Care) Multi-Agency Referral Unit (MARU) on 0300 1231 116, Monday to Thursday 8.45am to 5.15pm and Friday 8.45am to 4.30pm
Out of hours, on weekends and Bank Holidays call 01208 251300 and ask for the duty social worker for children’s services.
Any Royal Cornwall Hospitals staff who refer must follow up in writing within 48 hours using the Cornwall Council Inter Agency Referral Form and copy in the RCHT Named Nurse for Child Protection.
Please send referrals to MultiAgencyReferralUnit@cornwall.gcsx.gov.uk writing [encrypt] in the subject box”
Please record all discussions regarding safeguarding children carefully.
Our team can provide support and advice on the application of the Mental Capacity Act including:
Lerryn and the specialist mental health team:
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