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Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Adults at risk is everyone’s business.

As a commissioner of health and care services, we must ensure robust arrangements for Safeguarding Children and Adults, as such, we will continue to review and develop arrangements in line with best practice and latest guidance.

Coventry & Warwickshire Integrated Care Board are a statutory partner at the Safeguarding Adult Boards and Safeguarding Children’s Partnerships.

Please see below informational resources on organisations, definitions and tools available in the area:


Concerned about adult abuse?

Do you think a vulnerable adult is being harmed or is at risk of being harmed by someone else or is neglecting themselves?

Are you worried that a vulnerable adult is living in circumstances (at home or in care) where they are being treated badly or neglected?

If you’ve answered yes to either of these questions, then please contact Adult Social Care Direct to report your concerns. Don’t worry if you are not sure. All reports will be looked into and no action will be taken unless it is needed.

To report your concerns contact Adult Social Care Direct on 024 7683 3003 or email Remember, if it’s an emergency, dial 999.

If you are a provider (residential home, nursing home, day care, care agency, housing with care establishment) or a professional or council worker, in addition to any actions taken or telephone contact made, please complete the online Adult Social Care referral form.

Social Care Online referral examples

Further information click here


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Contact Adult Social Care on: 01926 412080. Our adult social care teams can offer advice and support to you and, where necessary, arrange appropriate services.

Out of hours – if you need to get in touch out of usual office hours, please contact the Emergency Duty Team immediately on 01926 886922.

To report a crime or raise a concern about abuse with Warwickshire Police, you can phone non-emergency number on: 101. But if it is an emergency always dial: 999.



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Before making a referral – please take a look at the Spectrum of Support document to decide whether your concerns require a referral to Children’s Social Care.

For urgent concerns – if you have an urgent child protection concern and need to get in touch with us, call the Front Door on 01926 414144.

Lines are open:

  • Monday to Thursday – 8.30am – 5:30pm
  • Friday – 8.30am – 5:00pm

You will then need to complete and return a Multi-Agency Contact Form (MAC) and send via email to the Front Door team:

Please email –

Out of hours – if you need to get in touch out of usual office hours, please contact the Emergency Duty Team immediately on 01926 886922.

Emergencies – if you think that a child is at immediate risk, contact the police immediately on 999.

Non-urgent concerns – complete the Multi Agency Contact Form and send to email address as stated above.


Concerns about a person in a position of trust (PoT)

A person in a Position of Trust (PoT) is any adult who works with children. This includes paid staff and volunteers.

You will need to refer to the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) if you think someone in a PoT has:

  • behaved in a way that has/may have harmed a child
  • committed a criminal offence against or related to a child; or
  • behaved in a way that indicates they may be at risk of harming a child

To refer to the LADO, you will need to complete a Postion of Trust MARF (DOCX, 1.53 MB) and sent it to

Safeguarding Team email 

Safeguarding Co-ordinator

Sam Worrall – Coventry & Warwickshire


Named GP for Safeguarding in Coventry and Warwickshire – Dr Sarah Raistrick


Designated Doctor for Child Protection – Dr Jo Gifford


Designated Doctor for Looked After Children

Dr Vaishali Desai –  Warwickshire     Dr Anita Morgan –  Coventry


Head of Safeguarding

Jackie Channell –  Warwickshire      Sharon Mikhael – Coventry


Deputy Designated Nurse for Safeguarding

Frances Walsh –  Warwickshire    TBC – Coventry


Designated Nurse for LAC – Coventry & Warwickshire

Angela Richardson


Safeguarding Adults Nurse, Coventry – Vicki Herbert