Norfolk and Waveney Designated Safeguarding Children Team
Great Yarmouth and Waveney CCG is committed to the protection, safety and wellbeing of children and adults with care and support needs as a priority. It is the responsibility of all staff to act on any suspicion or evidence of abuse or neglect and report their concerns in the first instance to their line manager, other responsible person or agency.
As a CCG we work in partnership with the Norfolk and Suffolk Safeguarding Children and Adult’s Boards and with statutory and non-statutory organisations to actively promote effective working relationships between different bodies and professional groups in order to address the issue of abuse and harm.
As Designated Professionals we offer a strategic professional lead on all aspects of the health contribution to Safeguarding Children and Looked After Children (LAC) across Norfolk and Waveney.
We represent health on the Norfolk Safeguarding Children Board and many of the sub-groups. We are responsible for advising on the performance of all NHS providers on safeguarding issues.
Independent contractors and their employees have key roles to play in the identification of children who may have been abused, those who are at risk of harm and in subsequent intervention and protection; as such all staff have very clear safeguarding responsibilities.
You will find information here to make sure that your practice meets the statutory requirements for safeguarding children by providing information and guidance.
If you are concerned about a child or adult with care and support needs please find contact details below.
If you have concerns about the immediate safety of an individual please call 999.
Adults - If you are suspicious or concerned about someone’s safety, ring Adult Social Services on 0344 800 8020. https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/care-support-and-health/protecting-someone-from-harm/help-an-adult-at-risk-of-harm/report-a-concern
Children - If you are a professional, i.e. working with a child or young person in a formal or voluntary setting and not a family member or member of the public, you can contact the Children’s Advice and Duty Service on their direct line: 0344 800 8021.
If you are a member of the public you can do this through Norfolk County Council’s Customer Services on 0344 800 8020
Adults - https://www.suffolkas.org/concerned
The members of the Designated Safeguarding Children Team for Norfolk and Waveney are:
- Designated Doctor Safeguarding Children - Vacancy
- Designated Doctor Looked After Children and Child Deaths - Dr Sarah Steel
- Designated Nurse Safeguarding Children - Catherine Knox
- Designated Nurse Looked After Children - Anita Bagge
- Deputy Designated Nurse Safeguarding Children - Lucy Parsons
- Named GP for Safeguarding Children - Dr Suzie Fiske
- Quality Assurance Manager - Bindy Price
- Business Support Manager - Michelle Custance
- Safeguarding Children Administrator - Jodie Coxhead