Child and Adult Protection
One of the issues raised by the GPhC Inspector at community pharmacy inspections is how you would raise concerns regarding safeguarding vulnerable groups. As you will appreciate if you ever have significant concerns regarding a vulnerable adult, whether a patient or customer, you may need to act quickly.
This flyer provides contact information should such circumstances arise. Please bring to the attention of all pharmacy staff including locum and relief pharmacists who may only work in Fife occasionally.
Adult Protection Telephone Number - 01383 602200
If, however, you have concerns or worries about a child or young person, you can talk to a teacher, health visitor, doctor, social worker or a police officer.
If you consider a child(ren) or young person to be in IMMEDIATE danger, DO NOT wait, call the Police on 999.
If it is not an emergency:
- call the Police on 101 or
- call Social Work on 01383 551503 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you need advice in the evening or at weekends, you can contact a Social Worker on the Out of Hours number 03451 550099
Child Sexual Exploitation
- A guide for Health Practitioners (March 2017)