If you want to see the NHS North Durham CCG Safeguarding Declaration, use the link included.
Are you concerned about a vulnerable adult and would like to know what to do there is information on the Durham County Council website?
Are you concerned for someone’s safety?
If you see, hear or know something that concerns you and you suspect that a child or an adult is being harmed or abused, you can help them by contacting First Contact Service for children or Social Care Direct with regard to adults on the same telephone number of 03000 26 79 79..
Alternatively you can visit Durham County Council’s website for more information.
Both the adult safeguarding team and the children’s safeguarding team can be contacted via 0191 389 8607 or by e-mail via firstname.lastname@example.org.
News added 6th September 2017
An independent investigation into the care and treatment of mental health service users (F and Maureen) in County Durham
This is the independent investigation into the care and treatment of mental health service users (F and Maureen) in County Durham. F and Maureen were patients on Picktree Ward, a mental health service for older people (MHSOP) ward in the Bowes Lyon Unit at Lanchester Road Hospital, County Durham, provided by Tees Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust.
On 19 May 2015, an incident occurred between Maureen and F which resulted in F pushing Maureen from behind resulting in her falling to the ground. Maureen subsequently died on 25 May 2015.
The associated action plan has been published by Tees Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust