All the staff at Riverside Surgery has had safeguarding training and are always willing to talk to anyone concerned about the safety of a member of our community. Here are some numbers and websites which may be helpful:

If you are concerned about a child

If you are concerned that a child is being abused or they may be at risk of harm, you should contact North Lincolnshire’s Children’s Services on: 01724 296500 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, 9am to 4.30pm Friday, 08081 689667 (free phone), 01724 296555 (answerphone – out of office hours and at weekends), 101 Police non-emergency, 999 Police emergency.

The NSPCC has lots of useful advice their website can be found at

If your baby or the baby of someone you know is crying and causing distress advice can be sought at

Childline offers support to children and young people. Their website has contact details and lots of useful support

Advice if you think an adult is being abused

If you think an adult who is unable to protect themselves is being abused contact The Safeguarding Adults Team Hewson House Station Road Brigg North Lincolnshire DN20 8XB. Telephone: 01724 297000.  Email address:

The Ann Craft Trust has advice on safeguarding young people over 18 particularly those with a learning disability as well as what to do if you suspect a sports coach is being abusive.

Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse may affect any intimate relationship within a family setting. This may include the use of excessive control, coercive or threatening behavior as well as physical abuse such as hitting or slapping someone.

You can refer yourself or ask for help for someone else by contacting The Blue Door via their helpline on: 0800 197 47 87, at their office on: (01724) 841 947 or email

If the risk of harm is high at the present moment ring the police on: 999

Refuge, (a charity) have a 24-hour helpline accessed by ringing: 0808 2000 247

Men's advice line - 0808 801 0327 or see website

EVERYMAN Project - supports men who are violent or concerned about their violence for contact -0203 242 8850 or see website for more contact details.

SHOUT - Shout is a 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks in the UK, for anyone in crisis. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. At the heart of the service is a team of volunteers who take people from crisis to calm every single day.

Safeguarding Children Policy

Vulnerable Adults Policy