Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

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. See Quality in Optometry 

NHS Safeguarding Guide 

For information on all types of Safeguarding Guidance click HERE

Click HERE for details on how to get NHS Safeguarding app for smartphones and tablets

 

Quality in Optometry

Every Optometrist and Dispensing Optician is advised to ensure that they have undertaken Quality in Optometry training for the Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults. Safeguarding training is a Contract Requirement for practitioners who provide Additional Services 

 

Norfolk & Waveney CCGs Safeguarding Advice

The following "Green Card" advice document was issued in January 2016 for all Independent Practitioners in Norfolk & Waveney: Download

Optometrists will find the appropriate training attracts 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 – Optical Confederation Download

 

Norfolk Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

For practices treating patients who are registered with GP practices in Norfolk specific Safeguarding information and contact details can be found HERE 

A guidance document for professionals Download HERE

 

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 HERE

 

The Designated Safeguarding Children Team (Norfolk & Waveney) -  

issued advice on Child Protection HERE