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Safeguarding - Stockport

Contact Information

Safeguarding and Quality Service (Adults)
Adult Social Care
Stockport Council
4th Floor Stopford House

Telephone: 0161 474 3402

Email: asqs@stockport.gov.uk

Fax: 0161 474 3402


Please use the above contacts for all general enquiries. The message-book and inbox is checked on a daily basis and a response is provided on the same or following day.

Margaret Deakin – Head of Safeguarding

Lee Woolfe – Named Professional for Adult Safeguarding

Nnenna Chigbu – Specialist Nurse for Adult Safeguarding

Amy Beddows – Specialist Nurse for Adult Safeguarding

Ruth Terry – Matron for Dementia Care

Michelle Ward – Safeguarding Adults Administrator


Telephone: 0161 419 5124

Email: adultsafeguarding@stockport.nhs.uk

Patient & Customer Services
Stockport NHS Foundation
Stepping Hill Hospital
Poplar Grove
Stockport SK2 7JE

Direct Line: 0161 419 5678. Calls are taken 10:30 – 15:30, messages left on the answerphone will be answered on the next working day

Email: PCS@stockport.nhs.uk

How to find us

Patient and customer services is based in Stepping Hill Hospital on the corridor near to the Poplar Grove entrance. The office is open 10:30 – 15:30 for callers in person or messages can be left as above. 

About Our Service

Welcome to the Stockport Safeguarding Team for Children and Vulnerable Adults. The safeguarding service is a service that works in partnership with other agencies to ensure children and vulnerable adultswho are open to our services remain protected and safeguarded.

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust takes its responsibility to safeguard children very seriously. In our commitment to protect vulnerable children from abuse or neglect we work closely with our partner agencies in children’s social care, education, the police and others where necessary.

We train all our staff according to national guidance, to enable them to recognize and respond to children where there are safeguarding concerns. This may also involve considering how the behaviour /ill health of adult parents/carers can affect the children in a family. Staff are trained to the levels of skill and competence according to their role.

We have Specialist Safeguarding Children nursing teams and paediatricians to support hospital and community staff in Stockport and Tameside. We also have a specialist nursing and paediatric team who work closely addressing and coordinating the health needs of Looked after Children.

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust also recognizes the need to protect children from potential harm where allegations have been made against those staff who work with children. In any such cases there is a policy to follow which may involve working closely with a lead officer in children’s social care.

Information leaflets on safeguarding are available on the linked page here.

See here for information on our Modern Slavery Statement 2023/24

Our Expertise

The safeguarding service comprises of registered nurses, health visitors, school nurses, and administration staff who have all received additional training and qualifications in safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.  The team are specifically trained in advising and supporting in areas of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

The vulnerable young people’s nurses works directly with vulnerable young people including looked after children, children and young people that are registered with the youth offending team and children and young people excluded from mainstream education.

The safeguarding team works in close partnership with other agencies such as the police, social care, education and other health providers to ensure children and vulnerable adults are safeguarded and protected.

How to Use the Service

The safeguarding children and vulnerable adult service mainly works directly with health staff and vulnerable young people.

If, you are a  member of the public and you have any safeguarding concerns about a child or a vulnerable adult then you should contact Social Services as listed below:

  • Stockport Children’s Social Care – Tel. 0161 217 6028 – Out of Hours Tel. 0161 718 2118.
  • Tameside Children’s Social Care (HUB) Tel: 0161 342 4206/4187/4008 or 4210. Out of Hours contact Tel:0161 342 2222.
  • Named Nurse Safeguarding Children: Tel: 0161 426 2136 ext 112131
  • Vulnerable Childrens Team (based at Central House, Stockport) Tel:  0161 835 6777
  • Named Nurse Tameside Community and Tameside Looked after Children Tel: 0161 335 2984.
  • Tameside Hospital Safeguarding Children Team Tel:  0161 335 2984.
  • Looked after children Team (based at Central House, Stockport) Tel: 0161 835 6131


We work closely with our partners in adult social care who produce very useful information and advice if you think that a person has been harmed. This information can be accessed by following the link: www.mycaremychoice.org.uk

© Stockport NHS Foundation Trust 2024. Stepping Hill Hospital, Poplar Grove, Stockport, SK2 7JE. 0161 483 1010