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Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

Safeguarding training is a Contract Requirement for practitioners who provide Additional Services.

Every Optometrist and Dispensing Optician is advised to ensure that they have undertaken training for the Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults.   See Quality in Optometry

NHS Safeguarding Guide

For information on all types of Safeguarding Guidance click HERE

 NHS Safeguarding app for smartphones and tablets

for details on how to get the app. Click HERE

Optical Confederation Safeguarding Advice

for current Safeguarding advice for the optical profession. Click HERE

Norfolk & Waveney CCGs Safeguarding Advice

The following “Green Card” advice document was issued in January 2016 for all Independent Practitioners in Norfolk & Waveney: Download

Optometrists will find the appropriate training attracts CET points and is available from DOCET; information can be found by clicking the following links:

Safeguarding Children: docet.info/enrol/index.php

Safeguarding Adults: docet.info/enrol/index.php

Dispensing Opticians can find similar training programmes, with CET points are available online from ABDO: information can be found by clicking the following links:

Norfolk Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

For practices treating patients who are registered with GP practices in Norfolk specific Safeguarding information and contact details can be found HERE

A guidance document for professionals

Suffolk Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

For practices treating patients who are registered with GP practices in Suffolk specific Safeguarding information and contact details can be found HERE

The Designated Safeguarding Children Team (Norfolk & Waveney) –  

issued advice on Child Protection HERE