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Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

Your GP will be informed of your visit. We would also like to inform your Health Visitor, School Nurse or other appropriate professional, of your attendance as it may be helpful to offer continued support and advice after discharge.

 

Do I have a choice?

If you have any concerns about information that may be shared with other professionals, please let the staff caring for you and/or your child know.

However, there may be times when the people working with you need to share information without your permission.

For example:

  • When they need to find out urgently if you or someone else is at risk of harm.
  • To help you or someone else who is at risk of harm.
  • To help stop a crime.

If a member of staff becomes aware of any circumstances which may impact on a child or young person’s safety or well-being, they have a duty to share the information with the relevant professional, which may include Children’s Social Services or the Police.

Everyone has a right to feel supported and safe from harm.

Sometimes you may need help or extra support to sort out a problem. Below we have included some phone numbers that may be of use to you. Information is only shared in accordance with Information Sharing:

 

Thames Doc www.thamesdoc.org.uk 020 8390 9991
Childline www.childline.org.uk 0800 1111
CRY-SIS www.cry-sis.org.uk 08451 228 669
NSPCC www.nspcc.org.uk 0808 800 5000
National Drugs Helpline (FRANK) www.talktofrank.com 0800 776 600
Samaritans www.samaritans.org 08457 909090
Surrey Children’s Services www.surrey.gov.uk 030 0200 1006
Your Sanctuary Surrey (Domestic Abuse) www.yoursanctuary.org.uk 01483 776822
Parentline Plus www.parentlineplus.org.uk 0808 800 2222