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Safeguarding Adults and Children

The aims of the Practice is to ensure that we:

  • Stop abuse
  • Prevent harm and reduce the risk of abuse
  • Safeguard adults in a way that supports them to have choice and control
  • Promotes an approach that improves the lives of the adults concerned
  • Raise public awareness so that communities play their part in preventing abuse
  • Provide information and support in accessible ways
  • Address the cause of the abuse or neglect

All of our staff have had a DBS (Criminal Records) check and receive the relevant Safeguarding Training.

If you have any concerns, please speak to our Safeguarding Lead Dr Andrew Duckworth or the Practice Manager.

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All patients are entitled to have a chaperone present for any consultation, examination or procedure where they consider one is required.

Patients are advised to ask for a chaperone if required, (at the time of booking an appointment, if possible), so that arrangements can be made and the appointment is not delayed in any way. The Healthcare Professional may also require a chaperone to be present for certain consultations.

A Chaperone poster is clearly displayed in the waiting area, reception and in all of the clinical consultation rooms.  All staff who Chaperone are DBS checked. 

For our chaperoning policy please see the below link.

Meads Medical Centre chaperoning policy

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