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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 safeguarding specialist practitioners Debbie Johnson, Martin Inglis, Nicola Hields and Helen Young

Safeguarding Adults Trainer is Vince Knight who provides a range of training to Trust employees and volunteers.

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 – Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children
  • Wendy Proctor – Named Nurse for Safeguarding Adults and Mental Capacity Act Lead
  • Tracy Flanagan – Assistant Director of Nursing (Patient Safety and Safeguarding)        
  • Dr Guy Clayton - Named Doctor (For any GP matters

Voluntary Community Sector Adult and Children Safeguarding Support in the East Riding of Yorkshire

  • Do you support or work in the voluntary community sector across the East Riding?
  • Are you aware of how to gain appropriate and reliable information relating to safeguarding for people who may utilise your activities or services?
  • Do you help inform those representing your organisation in the meaning of safeguarding and how they can access the help and support available?
  • Do you ensure all those involved within your organisation are trained and understand safeguarding?

If so we can help support your work

Our Trust provides free help and support to the voluntary community sector regarding the safeguarding of children and adults. We will support you and the organisation you represent to safeguard the people that access your service.

We want to hear from you
To access any element of the service, record your interest in a particular part of the service or if you to just wish to enquire about further information.

Please contact us on either:
Email: hnf-tr.vcssafeguarding@nhs.net 
Mobile: 07580 520260 Tel 01482 590270
Visit: heysmilefoundation.org/east-riding

More information regarding the East Riding Safeguarding Boards can be found at the following websites:

Safeguarding Adults Board www.ersab.org.uk

Safeguarding Children Board www.erscb.org.uk 

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