Safeguarding Children and Adults

The Doctors and staff at Coleford Family Doctors wish to ensure we can help any patients who find themselves being abused or threatened, particularly if they are vulnerable, whether adults or children.

For more information, please read our patient leaflet.

Useful Websites and Telephone Numbers

National Domestic Violence

Helpline: 08082 000 247

Website: www.ncdv.org.uk

NSPCC

Helpline: 0808 800 5000

If you’re worried about a child, even if you are unsure, contact NSPCC professional counsellors for help, advice and support.

Childline

Helpline: 08000 1111 

Offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry.

MIND

Mental Health Support with Specific advice on ‘Coronavirus and your wellbeing’

Website: www.mind.org.uk

YoungMinds

Supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and wellbeing. Specific advice on managing self-isolation and anxiety about Coronavirus.

Website: www.youngminds.org.uk

ICON

Babies cry: You can cope

Website: www.iconcope.org

SafeLives

Specific resources for domestic abuse and COVID

Website: www.safelives.org.uk

IRISi Interventions

Website: www.irisi.org