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PLEASE SEE BELOW SOME INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS - What to do if you suspect a child is being abused. Concerns must be shared.
Ask to speak to a clinician or the practice manager.
Don’t leave it and think someone else will deal with it.
Don’t think somebody else will bring the same concerns to us.
Make a note of any dates and times, Speak to a manager at the practice or a doctor or another health care professional.
After your discussion with a clinician, if the clinician feels the concerns should be followed through, the concerns will be discussed (if appropriate) with other senior colleagues within the practice this includes health visitors, district nurses and primary health care colleagues.
At this time a decision will be made as to referral of the concerns to social services or the safeguarding team.