The Integrated Safeguarding Team coordinates the safeguarding service at Northern Devon Healthcare Trust for adults and children.
Every health organisation is required to have in place Named Professionals whose focus is on safeguarding adults and children and protecting them from harm. Within the Trust we have a Safeguarding Team whose members promote best practice amongst their colleagues and provide advice, safeguarding supervision, education and support on all safeguarding issues.
The Named Nurses, Doctors & Midwives work closely with the wider health professionals including Clinicians, GPs, Health Visitors, Mental Health Services, CAMHS and School Nurses. The team also works with partner agencies such as the Police and Social Care, as well as other statutory and voluntary organisations.
Police or Social Care professionals wanting to discuss arranging a child protection medical assessment at North Devon District Hospital should contact the Consultant Paediatrician on-call via the NDDH switchboard.