Safeguarding


The Royal Devon Safeguarding Service is based at both the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford) and at the North Devon District Hospital. Our Safeguarding Teams coordinate this service for adults and children across the Trust.

Every health organisation is required to have named professionals in place to safeguard adults and children to protect them from harm. We are proud to have a team in place that strives to promote best practices amongst our colleagues, providing advice, supervision, education and support for all safeguarding issues.

Our named professionals work closely with other health professionals including clinicians, GPs, health visitors, mental health services, CAMHS and school nurses. This also includes partner agencies such as the police and social care as well as other statutory and voluntary organisations.

Get in touch

East Devon, Mid Devon and Exeter

The Head of Safeguarding leads the safeguarding team. This service is available for all staff working within the organisation and offers advice and support for all issues relating to safeguarding.

We are available between 08.30 and 16.30

Tel: 01392 406430

Safeguarding email: rde-tr.safeguarding@nhs.net

Safeguarding midwife email: rde-tr.MidwiferySafeguarding@nhs.net 

 

North Devon

The Nurse Consultant for Safeguarding leads the Integrated Safeguarding Service.

This service is available for all staff working within the organisation and offers advice and support for all issues relating to safeguarding.

We are available Monday to Friday between 8.30 and 16.30

General contact information

Tel: 01271 341533

Email: ndht.childprotection@nhs.net or ndht.safeguardingadults@nhs.net 

Mental Capacity Act/Liberty Protection Safeguards

Tel: 01271 341521

Email ndht.dols@nhs.net 

 

Information for Police and social care professionals

Police or social care professionals wishing to discuss child protection assessments:

  • North Devon District Hospital - please contact the Consultant Paediatrician on-call via the NDDH switchboard
  • Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital (Wonford) please contact the paediatrician on-call via the RD&E switchboard

Meet the team

  • Chief Nursing Officer / Executive Lead Safeguarding – Carolyn Mills
  • Nurse Consultant Safeguarding Lead NDHT – Anna Brimacombe
  • Head of Safeguarding RD&E – Caroline Holt
  • Named Doctor for Safeguarding Children NDHT – Dr Chris Poh
  • Named Doctor for Safeguarding Children RD&E – Dr John-Paul Smith
  • Named Doctor for Safeguarding Adults RD&E – Dr Jane Sword
  • Named Midwife NDHT – Angela Whitfield
  • Named Midwife RD&E – Alison Macefield Safeguarding Midwife RD&E – Nikki Soper
  • Specialist Nurse Safeguarding Adults NDHT – Mary Fisher and Alison Bradshaw
  • Specialist Nurse Safeguarding Children NDHT – Laura Lethaby
  • Specialist Nurse SARC/Sexual Health and Exploitation – Louise Barraclough
  • Senior Safeguarding Nurses RD&E – Alison Roberts, Annette Emanuel and Fern Deasington
  • Safeguarding Specialists RD&E – Victoria Heath and Kate Gawler
  • Mental Capacity Act/Liberty Protection Safeguards Lead NDHT– Pete Deadman
  • Mental Capacity Act/Liberty Protection Safeguards Lead RD&E – Stacey Endacott
  • MCA/LPS Practitioners NDHT –April Olive

Safeguarding declaration

The Board of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is assured that the following are in place to meet the requirements of the Care Quality Commission Regulation 13 and ensure that systems and processes safeguard all our patients whether they are children, young people or adults.

Find the declaration here

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Last updated: April 01, 2022