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Safeguarding Adults and Children is everyone’s business and responsibility. Health services along with many other public services have a duty to act upon concerns and seek support. Those concerns don’t need to be evidenced to have a discussion with an experienced safeguarding colleague and could prevent further harm occurring. This includes concerns about extremism and referrals to PREVENT.

To discuss a concern with a Humber Safeguarding Practitioner for either adults or children please contact the central administration team on 01482 335810, they will ensure your call is dealt with.

The Humber Safeguarding Team operates Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.

If your concern is urgent or you wish to make a formal referral to the Local Authority you should follow the appropriate Humber safeguarding procedure and contact either:

East Riding Local Authority – Children 01482 395500 and Adult 01482 396940

Hull Local Authority – Children 01482 448879 and Adult 01482 616092

North Yorkshire Local Authority - Children & Adults 01609 534527

If you believe a person is in danger, call the police on 999.

The adult safeguarding team can also provide advice on Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty issues.

Our Team consists of :

  • Adult Practitioners: Debbie Johnson, Nicola Colbridge and Martin Inglis
  • Child Practitioners: Pat Rains and Nicola Hields

The Safeguarding Team also provide a range of training to Trust employees and volunteers.

Helen Young is our Safeguarding Children Trainer and our Safeguarding Adults Trainer is Vince Knight.

Our Senior team who provide supervision, policy reviews, support to external case reviews and other key assurance roles for the Trust are:

  • Dr Sherif Youakim - Named Doctor Safeguarding Children
  • Kerry Boughen – Interim Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children
  • Wendy Proctor – Named Nurse for Safeguarding Adults and Mental Capacity Act Lead
  • Tom Phillips – Assistant Director of Nursing (Patient Safety and Safeguarding)        
  • Dr Guy Clayton - Named Doctor (For any GP matters)