The practitioners within the safeguarding adults team have backgrounds such as District Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, and social work and as such can provide advice and expertise on wide ranging safeguarding concerns.

We provide support via our Trust Wide Safeguarding Duty Hub where you can access instant safeguarding advice, support and case consultation.

The Duty Hub is available 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday through a single point of access.

To discuss any safeguarding matters please contact a central hub of specialist safeguarding practitioners by telephone: 

0151 351 8484

or by email: safeguardingduty@merseycare.nhs.uk

The safeguarding adults teams also offer Safeguarding Supervision, if you would like to arrange supervision email safeguardingadults.supervision@merseycare.nhs.uk and they can make arrangements with you.

We also offer training, this is in form of the modular training packages that we update and change each year. We can also support your teams with specific training needs you identify within your service. You can find more information about training on our Safeguarding Training intranet page.

Chapter 14 Care and Support Statutory Guidance set out that Workers across a wide range of organisations need to be vigilant about adult safeguarding concerns in all walks of life including, amongst others in health and social care, welfare, policing, banking, fire and rescue services and trading standards; leisure services, faith groups, and housing. GPs, in particular, are often well-placed to notice changes in an adult that may indicate they are being abused or neglected. Findings from serious case reviews have sometimes stated that if professionals or other staff had acted upon their concerns or sought more information, then death or serious harm might have been prevented.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility, and it is important that you know the different abuse types and understand what your responsibility is to respond to safeguarding concerns. Please ensure that you have read the SD17 Policy, and that your mandatory training is completed.  

If you are concerned for an adult and you want to talk this through with someone, please contact Trust Wide Safeguarding Duty Hub for case consultation, advice, and support.

Some service users/patients will not have Care & Support Needs as set out in Care Act 2014, this does not mean that we do not need to do anything about the abuse or neglect they are at risk of or subjected to. Actions to take could include reporting a crime to the Police, report to Local Authority Quality/Commissioning Team, Domestic Abuse Risk Assessment, Referral to MARAC, referral to IDVA or sexual abuse services to name a few.

For safeguarding record keeping guidance please refer to:

Safeguarding Record Keeping Handbook - EMIS 

Safeguarding Record Keeping Handbook - RIO and IAPTUS

The Safeguarding Adults Service consist of three Safeguarding Adults Teams

Mental Health Care Division Knowsley, St Helens, Halton and Warrington
Hanna Roslund, Named Professional Safeguarding Adults
Sophie Smith, Specialist Lead

Mental Health Care Division Liverpool and Sefton
Carla Whittaker, Named Nurse Safeguarding Adults
Nick Woods, Specialist Lead
Alex Hayden, Specialist Lead

Community Care Division
Leigh Tindsley, Adult Safeguarding Lead
Margy Green, Safeguarding Adults Specialist Nurse
Hannah Molyneux, Safeguarding Adults Specialist Nurse
Jenny Tennant, Safeguarding Adults Specialist Nurse
Angela Tyrer, Safeguarding Adults Specialist Nurse