Adults At Risk
Adult safeguarding is about protecting vulnerable individuals from abuse across a number of settings, including financial, emotional, physical abuse and neglect. Abuse can happen anywhere - it may be deliberate or unintentional.
The Local Authority leads on Safeguarding across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole and works in very close partnership with us, to investigate any safeguarding concerns. So, if you think someone is or may be at risk you can alert our Adult Safeguarding teams.
Who to contact if you are concerned for the safety of someone you are looking after:
Dorset County Council
Care Direct – Bournemouth Borough Council
Help Desk – Poole Borough Council
Out of Hours
In an emergency:
If a vulnerable adult is potentially seriously injured
If someone is threatening to harm the vulnerable adult
The Adult Safeguarding Nurse Specialist for the NHS Dorset CCG is Verena Cooper who is contactable on 01305 213515 to offer support to all members of the CCG and Primary Care.
Each Hospital across Dorset has an Adult Safeguarding Lead whom you could contact for support and guidance if you are concerned for someone’s safety. Whilst they are a patient in hospital, ask how to contact their Adult Safeguarding Lead.
This information was taken from NHS Dorset CCG website on 26 July 2016.