Safeguarding Team

David Purdue, the Trust’s Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals, is the Executive Trust Board Lead for Safeguarding.

This includes the responsibility to ensure that the Trust meets its obligations, to safeguard children and adults and to promote their well-being.  Safeguarding children and adults is a multi-agency task and involves partnership working with both families and professionals from an operational level to a strategic level with the community.

There are Specialist Safeguarding Practitioners employed within both Bassetlaw and Doncaster who have the responsibility to take forward the Safeguarding Children Agenda within the relevant NHS Trusts to ensure safe practice and to support staff.

The Safeguarding Team provides Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospital staff with:

  • Advice
  • Support
  • Guidance
  • Education and Training
  • Supervision
  • Work in partnership with other agencies to Safeguard Children and Adults.

The Safeguarding Team are located on Level 3, South East Block, Doncaster Royal Infirmary.
Tel: 01302 366666 ext 6468, 6492 or 4683.

Safeguarding Children:

  • The Trust has two Designated Doctors for Safeguarding Children, one undertakes the role within Bassetlaw and one within Doncaster.  These professionals have a responsibility across the whole of the respective health communities to ensure high standards of safeguarding children practice within health and as part of the Local Safeguarding Children Boards.
  • The Bassetlaw and Doncaster Primary Care Trusts employ the two Designated Nurses for Safeguarding Children.  These professionals have a responsibility for the relevant health communities and they work closely with the Named and Designated professionals and other agencies in order to develop and ensure safe practice and good outcomes for children.
  • There is a Named Doctor and Nurse for Safeguarding Children based within the Trust.  They work closely with the Designated professionals, the Safeguarding Children Executive Lead, multi agency colleagues and staff within the Trust in order to take forward the Safeguarding Children Agenda.  Additionally there is a Specialist Nurse employed to support the Safeguarding Children Team

The Safeguarding Children Team provides support, supervision and training for staff within the Trust, and ensure that policies and procedures are in place, available and monitored in order to direct practice.

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