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Worcestershire Key Documents

Safeguarding Children

Please note that the clinical key documents are not designed to be printed, but to be viewed on-line.  This is to ensure that the correct and most up to date version is being used.  If, in exceptional circumstances, you need to print a copy, please note that the information will only be valid for 24 hours and should be read in conjunction with the Key Document Supporting Information and/or Key Document intranet page, which will provide approval and review information.

Policy for use of the Mental Health Act in an Acute Hospital Setting 

Out of Hours access to Mental Health Act Detention Papers - 

Obtaining Original Section Papers from MHA Office at Hillcrest 

Obtaining Original Section Papers from MHA Office at Newtown 

Statutory forms 

Internal/External Forms 

Patient Information

Mental Health Act 1983 - Code of Practice - revised 2015

Reference Guide to the Mental Health Act 1983



Useful Telephone Number

Approved Mental Health Practitioners (AMHP)

01905 768490

NB Only doctors and mental health professionals can refer for Mental Health Act assessment

Current Contact Details: 

Telephone number: 0800 980 3331

Email: hidva@wmwa.cjsm.net

No bleep service available at this present time 

Role of HIDVA

Hospital IDVA project -  Redditch Poster 

Hospital IDVA - Worcester Poster

NHS Safeguarding App

Have you downloaded the FREE NHS Safeguarding App? 

This app supports frontline staff and citizens with 24 hour mobile access to upto date Safeguarding guidance and local contacts to report Safeguarding concerns for both Adults and Children.


Safeguarding app Image

The Safeguarding Team aims to ensure that all children, young people and vulnerable adults are effectively protected when using services provided by WAHT and that processes are robust for the early detection and referral processes.  Working Together (2015) and The Care Act (2014) highlights that staff working within the Trust:

• Understand risk factors and recognise children,young people and adults in need of support and/or safeguarding

• Recognise the needs of parents who may need extra help in bringing up their children and know where to refer for help

• Recognise the risks of abuse or neglect to an unborn child

• Communicate effectively with children and young people and stay focused on the child’s safety and welfare

• Liaise closely with other agencies including other health professionals and share information as appropriate

The Safeguarding Team:

• Provide advice, support and guidance to members of staff regarding safeguarding matters

• Ensures relevant policies and procedures are in place to support all staff

• Provide and facilitate supervision processes to staff to support areas of challenging work ensuring the focus of work remains on   the safety and wellbeing of the child, young person and adult

• Provide training and education for all staff to support them with their safeguarding work

• Support staff in the production of statements to court or attendance at court for matters relating to safeguarding children  and safeguarding adults

• Undertake a programme of audit to provide assurance

• Work closely with key stakeholders and other agencies to safeguard children

Contact Information

The Safeguarding Team

Head of Safeguarding:  Deborah Narburgh

Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children: Sam Dixon

Named Midwife Safeguarding: Kate Birch

Named Nurse for Safeguarding Adults: Ann McGill

Associate Nurse for Safeguarding Adults: Rebecca Bourne / Ellie Birks

Safeguarding Support Officer: Michelle Prestage

Safeguarding Administrator: Katie Barker

Team Contact Number: 01905 733871 Ext 33735

(Monday to Friday 09:00-16:30)

Team Email Address:


Named Doctors for the Trust: Marie Hanlon

Version: 2.8

Safeguarding Children Key Document Monitoring Tool

Safeguarding Children Key Amendments 

Approval date - 25th November 2016

Extension approval date - 30th June 2020

Review date - 30th December 2020

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place

 Safeguarding Adults Pathway 

Page last updated: 19 October 2020