Welcome to the Tameside & Glossop Safeguarding Team for Children. The safeguarding service is a service that works in partnership with other agencies to ensure children and vulnerable adultswho are open to our services remain protected and safeguarded. Team telephone number: 0161 355 2985
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust takes its responsibility to safeguard children very seriously. In our commitment to protect vulnerable children from abuse or neglect we work closely with our partner agencies in children’s social care, education, the police and others where necessary.
We train all our staff according to national guidance, to enable them to recognize and respond to children where there are safeguarding concerns. This may also involve considering how the behaviour /ill health of adult parents/carers can affect the children in a family. Staff are trained to the levels of skill and competence according to their role.
We have Specialist Safeguarding Children nursing teams and paediatricians to support hospital and community staff in Stockport and Tameside. We also have a specialist nursing and paediatric team who work closely addressing and coordinating the health needs of Looked after Children.
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust also recognizes the need to protect children from potential harm where allegations have been made against those staff who work with children. In any such cases there is a policy to follow which may involve working closely with a lead officer in children’s social care.
The safeguarding service comprises of registered nurses, health visitors, school nurses, and administration staff who have all received additional training and qualifications in safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. The team are specifically trained in advising and supporting in areas of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.
The vulnerable young people’s nurses works directly with vulnerable young people including looked after children, children and young people that are registered with the youth offending team and children and young people excluded from mainstream education.
The safeguarding team works in close partnership with other agencies such as the police, social care, education and other health providers to ensure children and vulnerable adults are safeguarded and protected.
The safeguarding children and vulnerable adult service mainly works directly with health staff and vulnerable young people.
If, you are a member of the public and you have any safeguarding concerns about a child or a vulnerable adult then you should contact Social Services as listed below:
We work closely with our partners in adult social care who produce very useful information and advice if you think that a person has been harmed. This information can be accessed by following the link: www.mycaremychoice.org.uk
The Safeguarding Team for Children and Vulnerable Adults are located at:
Ann Street Health Centre, Ann Street, Denton, Manchester M34 2AJ.
9.00hrs - 17.00 hrs