Everybody has the right to be safe, no matter who they are or what their circumstance.

Safeguarding is about protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of children, young people and vulnerable adults and enabling them to live free from abuse or neglect.  We are all responsible for the safety of children, young people and vulnerable adults and must ensure that we are doing all we can to protect the most vulnerable members of our society.

The surgery has safeguarding policies to ensure the safety of all our patients. Our staff are trained to identify when people may be at risk. Our practice safeguarding lead is Dr Myriam Groessens, who oversees the practice policies and protocols on safeguarding.

If patients or their relatives have any safeguarding concerns, they should contact the practice for further advice.

Our policies related to safeguarding comprise of (click to open):

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Useful Links and Resources
Below are some useful links and resources. If you have any concerns about the safety of a child or vulnerable adult please speak to someone – you could be the one person to make a huge difference.

Somerset Domestic Abuse
Somerset Survivors
Somerset Drug and Alcohol Service for Young People
Somerset Thinking it? Report it 
Report a Child at Risk 
Report an Adult at Risk 





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