Our Safeguarding Policy

Yerbury McCullagh & Blessing
57 Portland Place
London W1B1QN
Tel: 02075807146
Email: ymcb@numb57.com
This policy applies to the partners of Yerbury McCullagh and Blessing, any permanent, temporary, or agency staff members, or anyone working for on behalf of Yerbury, McCullagh and Blessing.

The purpose of this policy:

  • To protect any child (under 18) or vulnerable adult who receives dental Care at Yerbury, McCullagh and Blessing.
  • To provide staff with the overarching principles that guide our approach to safeguarding.
  • Legal Framework:

    This policy has been drawn on the basis of law and guidance that seeks to protect children and vulnerable adults, namely:

    • Children Act 1989
    • United conventions of the rights of the child 1991
    • Data Protection Act 1980
    • Human Rights Act 1998
    • Sexual Offences Act 2003
    • Children Act 2004
    • Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
    • Protection of Freedoms Act 2012
    • Children and Families Act 2014
    • Information Sharing: Advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers HM Government 2015
    • Working together to Safeguard children and Vulnerable adults: A Guide to Inter- agency working HM Government 2015

    This policy should be read alongside our policies and Procedures on:

    Yerbury McCullagh and Blessing recognise that safeguarding within a Dental setting is paramount and we seek to keep vulnerable groups safe by:

    • Appointing a safe guarding lead within the practice
    • Recruiting staff safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made
    • Recording and storing information safely and securely
    • Using our procedures to manage any concerns
    • Ensuring we have effective complaints and whistleblowing procedures in place
    • Ensuring we provide a safe physical environment for Vulnerable groups and staff, by applying Health and Safety measures in accordance with the law and regulatory practice.

    Contact Details:

    The safeguarding lead at YMCB is : Joanne Maher
    By Post: Practice Manager, 57 Portland Place, London W1B 1QN
    0207 580 7146 or 07714 845 538
    email: practicemanager@numb57.com
    Deputy: Dr Mary Blessing
    0207 580 7146 or 07535 669 087