Safeguarding Adults and Children


The Safeguarding Lead for the surgery is Dr Gabriel Teff


Keeping children safe is everyone's responsibility. The information on the website below is relevant to those working in the statutory or independent sectors, as well as to members of the wider community.

It applies to all children and young people irrespective of whether they are living at home with their families and carers or away from home. 

If you have any concerns about a child please speak to your GP or contact the services listed below.

  • Multi-agency Referral Unit: 0300 123 1116
  • Out of Hours Service: 01208 251300

If you have concerns about a professional working with a child you need to contact your Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) on:

  • Cornwall - 01872 326536
  • Isles of Scilly - 02076 416108

You can view the Child Protection Procedure Policy on the South West Safeguarding and Child Protection Group website. The document details the nature of child abuse, the legal framework, etc.

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Everyone has the right to live their life free from violence, fear and abuse, but not everyone can protect themselves.

If you’re an adult experiencing abuse or neglect, or if you’re concerned about an adult possibly experiencing abuse or neglect, contact us on 0300 1234 131 or email They will listen to what you have to say and will ask you questions to make sure they understand your concerns.

You can find out more about protecting your rights and stopping abuse in our easy read say no to abuse leaflet.

You can learn how to identify someone at risk from or experiencing abuse in our alerters guide.  This guide is mainly for health and social care workers, but anyone can use it.

Below is a link to the Safeguarding Children Board for Cornwall

Safeguarding Children Board

Below is a link to the Safeguarding Adults website at Cornwall Council

Safe Adults Website

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