Resources to help you and your patients

National Domestic Violence 24 hour Helpline: 0800 2000 247. Safelives: specific resources for domestic abuse and Covid-19. YoungMinds: supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health. Guidance for coping with crying babies: ICON: Babies cry: You can cope. Think families: an approach to support parents with mental health problems in improving […]

Safeguarding and the role of primary care

Recognise when children/adults/families are struggling or potentially suffering abuse or neglect. Signpost to resources which can help (see the safeguarding resources page). If you discuss a potentially worrying issue with a patient please ensure you obtain consent at the time (and record this) to discuss with other health partners and agencies, if applicable. Support vulnerable […]

Safeguarding and domestic violence

For some of our patients, the advice “stay home-save lives” carries a serious threat. For some, home is not safe, and they bear-or witness-abuse and violence from which there is no escape. In six weeks since the 9th March this year, when people with coronavirus symptoms were asked to self-isolate, the Metropolitan Police say charges […]