Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

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Every Optometrist and Dispensing Optician is advised to ensure that they have undertaken training for the Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults. Safeguarding training is a Contract Requirement for practitioners who provide Additional Services viz: Quality in Optometry Contractor Checklist Level 2: Enhanced services and clinical governance.

Norfolk & Waveney CCGs Safeguarding Advice

The following "Green Card"  advice document was issued in January 2016 for all Independent Practitioners in Norfolk & Waveney: www.norfolkwaveneyloc.org.uk/media/Uploaded%20Documents/Safeguarding_Adults_Green_Card_-_Norfolk_-_2016.pdf

SafeguardingTraining:

Optometrists will find the appropriate training attracting CET points and is available from DOCET; information can be found by clicking the following links:

Safeguarding Children: docet.info/enrol/index.php

Safeguarding Adults: docet.info/enrol/index.php

Dispensing Opticians can find similar training programmes, with CET points are available online from ABDO: information can be found by clicking the following links:  

Safeguarding Children : www.abdo.org.uk/news/abdo-level-2-child-safeguarding-course-for-dos/

Safeguarding Adults:  Advice & Guidance document - www.norfolkwaveneyloc.org.uk/media/Uploaded%20Documents/ABDO-safeguarding-and-prevent-guidanceaugust2014final.pdf 

Norfolk Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) 

Norfolk practitioners will find specific Safeguarding information and contact details for their area at: 

www.norfolkwaveneyloc.org.uk/media/Uploaded%20Documents/Multi-Agency-Safeguarding-Hub-Team.pdf 

Suffolk Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) 

For practices treating patients who are registered with GP practices in Suffolk specific Safeguarding information and contact details can be found at: 

www.suffolk.gov.uk/adult-social-care-and-health/keeping-you-safe/multi-agency-safeguarding-hub-mash/

Child Protection Guidance for Independent Contractors

The Designated Safeguarding Children Team (Norfolk & Waveney) -  issued advice on Child protection on 26 September 2017

The complete document can be downloaded HERE