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The Safeguarding Adults Team

Supporting York, Scarborough, Malton, Bridlington, Whitby, Selby and Easingwold to safeguard adults at risk.


We are York and Scarborough Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Safeguarding Adult team.  We offer support to York, Scarborough, Malton, Bridlington, Whitby, Selby and Easingwold Acute Hospitals and community patients and staff.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and works in partnership with a range of other agencies to ensure appropriate actions are taken locally to protect adults at risk of abuse.

The Trust follows a multi-agency procedure for responding to suspected abuse of vulnerable adults.  This means we have an agreement where organisations work together with the person who we think may be abused, to safeguard that person and take what actions we can.  Additionally the Trust has its own policies in the following areas to support staff to care for an adult at risk:

  • Safeguarding Adults
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Therapeutic Restrictions

Learning Disability Services

Our Learning Disability Service offers support to people with learning disabilities and their families/carers.  If you need hospital care, we can support you and your family throughout.  Hospital care might mean staying over night in hospital or just going for an appointment.  The team will help you and the hospital staff get to know each other.  They will make sure the staff know how to make you feel most at ease.  You can read more about the learning disability service here.


Contact

Nicola Cowley  Named Nurse for Safeguarding Adults  07795 126677  nicola.cowley@york.nhs.uk
Tracey Clarke Safeguarding Adults Specialist Nurse 07825 089021 tracey.clarke@york.nhs.uk
Emma Brady Adult Safeguarding Specialist Nurse 07825089021 emma.brady@york.nhs.uk
Jo Blades Learning Disability Liaison Nurse 07795126473 jo.blades@york.nhs.uk
Karen Pearce Learning Disability Liaison Nurse  07917184539 karen.pearce@york.nhs.uk
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Visiting update

To protect our patients, staff, visitors and the community, we are again restricting visitors to all our hospitals sites so please read our latest guidance for full details before coming to our hospitals.

The decision to restrict visitors during this time has been very difficult and made only after careful consideration as we witness wider social restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in light of the highly transmissible OMICRON variant.  The guidance will be reviewed regularly.