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 at , they will ensure your query is dealt with.
The Humber Safeguarding Team operates Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm.
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 Senior team who provide supervision, policy reviews, support to external case reviews and other key assurance roles for the Trust are:

  • Rosie O’Connell, Head of Safeguarding and Named Professional for Safeguarding (Adults) MCA and Prevent Lead
  • Kerry Boughen, Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children
  • Hilary Gledhill, Director of Nursing, Allied Health and Social Care Professionals
  • Kate Baxendale, Deputy Director of Nursing, Allied Health and Social Care Professionals