Safeguarding

Everyone has a right to be safe regardless of who they are or their circumstance. As individuals we all have a responsibility to safeguard adults and children, to act on concerns and seek support if needed.
As a practice we strongly adhere to these principles and offer safe, timely, appropriate and holistic health care to all those in need, including vulnerable adults and children at risk of abuse or neglect.

All our staff are trained in safeguarding and we have practice policies, overseen by our named safeguarding leads for adults and children. We work closely with various statutory bodies to seek support for our patients in any safeguarding matters.


If you have concerns about abuse of an ADULT you can discuss this with staff at The Old School Surgery (0117 965 3102) or report this directly to:

Care Direct – http://www.bristol.gov.uk/nav/adult-care-and-health
phone: 0117 922 2700, email: [email protected], txt/sms: 0117 903 6689
South Gloucestershire Safeguarding for adults – http://sites.southglos.gov.uk/safeguarding/adults
phone: 01454 868 007, Outside office hours: 0145 461 5165


If you have concerns about abuse of a CHILD you can discuss this with staff at The Old School Surgery (0117 965 3102) or report this directly to:

First Response Team on 0117 903 6444,
Outside office hours (Emergency Duty Team) on 0145 461 5165

South Gloucestershire Safeguarding for children –
http://sites.southglos.gov.uk/safeguarding/children/
phone: 0145 486 6000 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Fri 9am-4.30pm), Out of hours and at weekends – 0145 461 5165

If the child is at immediate risk call the Police on 999.

Other numbers you can call:
  • NSPCC 24 hour Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (free from a landline)
  • NSPCC Text helpline: 88858 (service is free and anonymous)
  • Police: 101 (non-emergency calls)

More information about child safeguarding here:
Safeguarding Children General Resource Cards.pdf
Children’s services leaflet.pdf

More information about adult safeguarding here:
NHS England South Adultscards_Version2.pdf

More information about safeguarding in general here:
https://www.england.nhs.uk/safeguarding/
https://www.bristol.gov.uk/social-care-health/report-suspected-abuse

Adults Safeguarding Lead in Old School Surgery
Dr Anurag Joshi

Child Safeguarding Lead in Old School Surgery
Dr Zara Aziz

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