COVID-19 is an extremely challenging situation for everyone, including primary care. During this time, we need to ensure that we continue to work together to safeguard our patients.

The role of primary care in safeguarding at this time is to continue to recognise when children/adults/families are struggling or potentially suffering abuse or neglect, signpost to resources which can help, refer to other agencies as available and appropriate and support vulnerable patients were possible. 

Please see the below list of resources which you may find helpful.