Safeguarding: guidance & signposting


Safeguarding is about making sure that children and vulnerable adults are safe from harm such as neglect or abuse. Pharmacists and pharmacy teams have a duty to report any concerns they have about the safety of a child or vulnerable adult (e.g. someone with a learning disability, mental ill health or dementia).

Safeguarding pocket guide for health professionals

This handy two-sided visual pocket guide includes tips on what to look out for and what action to take if you suspect someone may be at risk of abuse or neglect.

CPPE safeguarding training

E-learning module on safeguarding children and vulnerable adults

They also run workshops. Details and dates are available on their website.

Safeguarding Resource Pack for primary care professionals in Greater Manchester (2014)

This resource pack includes vital information for pharmacists and pharmacy teams, including key contacts and flowcharts in your local area for any safeguarding queries or concerns. It has full guidance on your duties and responsibilities and useful tools and checklists so you can audit your safeguarding practices and ensure you are compliant.

Local Children and Adult Safeguarding Board Websites

Local safeguarding websites are a useful source of information on local safeguarding procedures. They include:

  • Child protection procedures
  • Information for professionals, carers, children and young people, and vulnerable adults
  • Published Serious Case Reviews
  • Training and development opportunities
  • What to do – and who to contact – if you are concerned about someone

Local safeguarding websites: Children

Area Website
Bolton http://boltonsafeguardingchildren.org.uk/
Bury http://www.safeguardingburychildren.org/
Heywood Middleton and Rochdale http://www.rbscb.org/
Manchester (Citywide)

www.manchestersafeguardingboards.co.uk

They are also developing a resource pack for health professionals

Salford http://www.partnersinsalford.org/sscb/
Stockport http://www.safeguardingchildreninstockport.org.uk/
Oldham http://www.oldham.gov.uk/lscb/
Trafford http://www.tscb.org.uk/
Tameside http://www.tamesidesafeguardingchildren.org.uk/
Wigan http://www.wiganlscb.com/

Local safeguarding websites: Vulnerable adults

Area Website
Bolton http://www.bolton.gov.uk/website/Pages/Safeguardingvulnerableadults.aspx
Bury http://www.bury.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=4408
Heywood Middleton and Rochdale http://www.rochdale.gov.uk/social_care_and_support/safeguarding_adults_at_risk.aspx
Manchester (Citywide)

www.manchestersafeguardingboards.co.uk

They are also developing a resource pack for health professionals

Salford http://www.salford.gov.uk/adult-safeguarding.htm
Stockport http://www.stockport.gov.uk/services/socialcarehealth/adultsocialcare/safeguardingadults/
Oldham No website currently
Trafford http://myway.trafford.gov.uk/i-need-help-with/keeping-people-safe/safeguarding-adults/safeguarding-adults/safeguarding-in-trafford/trafford-adult-safeguarding-board.aspx
Tameside http://www.tameside.gov.uk/socialcare/adultabuse/tasp
Wigan No website currently