What to do if you have a safeguarding concern:
If you suspect that an individual IS at immediate risk of harm:
If you believe that someone is at immediate risk and in need of protection then you should call the police on 999 (emergency) or 101 (non-emergency) immediately.
If you are Deaf or hearing impaired you can use the National Short Message Service (SMS) Emergency Service. To use this service you will need to register at www.ngts.org.uk.
If there are concerns but the individual is NOT at immediate risk of harm:
If there are any safeguarding concerns, it is critical you inform immediately:
The Director of the MFC: firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Derby Safeguarding Team: 01332 593000
They will discuss your concerns and take appropriate action.
However, these reports will only be received and responded to during office hours:
(Mon. – Fri. 9am to 5pm, excl. Bank Holidays, and Tue. 14th April 2020)
Outside office hours but NOT an immediate risk:
You can contact Careline (Derby’s out of hours emergency social care service):