Scope

This SOP sets out the process for detecting and report safeguarding issues concerning vulnerable adults and children in England

 

Guidance

  • If a vulnerable adult or child is in immediate danger the police should be notified immediately regardless of the stage of the SOP reached
  • Relevant GPHC holders should complete the Safeguarding Training administered by CPPE and display relevant certificates in the dispensary.

 

Concerns/incidents

 

Consent

  • Obtain consent prior for sharing information with any third party
  • If a patient refuses to provide consent then this should be respected –  if sharing is deemed necessary to prevent harm or risk to an patient, the pharmacist can disclose confidential information to fulfil their professional duty
  • Refer to General Pharmaceutical Council document “Guidance on confidentiality(May 2017) and The Department of Education document Information sharing: advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services” (March 2015)

 

  • Refer to NPA Clinical Commissioning Groups local safeguarding leads resource
  • The contact details for the local safeguarding adult board is:                                                                                                                                  

Contact the Lancashire Safeguarding Adult Board

By telephone: 01772 538357

By emaillsab@lancashire.gov.uk

By post: Room D37/40, County Hall, Preston, PR1 0LD

 

If you have concerns about the safety and welfare of an adult, please telephone 0300 123 6720, or between 8.00pm - 8.00am on 0300 123 6722

 

  • The contact details for the local safeguarding children board is:

Contact the Lancashire Safeguarding Children Board:

General Enquiries:

By telephone: 01772 536954

By emailchildren.cypsafeguarding@lancashire.gov.uk

 

If you have concerns about the safety and welfare of a child, please telephone 0300 123 6720, or between 8.00pm - 8.00am on 0300 123 6722. 

 

 
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prepared by:

Shamir Patel

Title:

Superintendent Pharmacist

Date

1st August 2018

Version:

1.2

Next Review

1st August 2020

 

 

 

Review Log

 

Date

Outcome of Review E.g. New SOP, required.

Staff member