What to do if you have concerns about a child or adult:

  1. Speak to your Practice Safeguarding Lead
  2. Record exactly what you have seen/heard, the place, date, time
  3. Consider whether you need to make a referral to social care, seek advice. You may only have a small snapshot of information but this could be very significant in protecting the child or adult at risk
  4. Is the child/vulnerable adult in immediate danger? Is a crime being committed? Do you need to call the police?
  5. Advice and support is available from your CCG Safeguarding Leads:


Please find the safeguardings team's organisation chart here.




For advice and support call
Liz Stead
Berkshire West CCG Lead for Safeguarding Children
0118 982 2977
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For advice and support call
Kathy Kelly
Berkshire West CCG Lead for Safeguarding Adults
0118 952 5328
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To make a referral to Social Care:

Reading Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
Children: 0118 937 3641

West Berkshire Referral Centre
Children: 01635 503090

Wokingham Borough Council
Children: 0118 908 8002

To make a referral to Social Care

Reading Borough Council Adult Social Care
Adults: 0118 937 3747

West Berkshire Council Adult Social Care
Adults: 01635 519056

Wokingham Council Adult Social Care
Adults: 0118 974 6863

Emergency Duty Team (Berkshire Wide) Out of Hours
01344 786543 
 Child or Adult in immediate danger or a crime is being committed
Call 999
Non urgent police reports call 101 

Please print “What to  Do” poster and display for information.

Safeguarding referral forms:

  • Safeguarding Adults referral form - Part 1
  • Safeguarding Adults referral form - Part 2

 Safeguarding Investigations and Reviews


The Safeguarding policies can be found here.

PREVENT information and referral route - available here.

Diverting Vulnerable People- July 2019

Our newsletters are available here.



Hidden Carers

The ‘Hidden Carers’ Campaign launched on the 3 June 2019. This is a joint piece of work between the Berkshire West and East Berkshire CCG Adult Safeguarding Teams. It came about following learning from some safeguarding reviews, which showed that some carers, often living with a parent or sibling, become socially isolated and don’t know help is available. More information can be found Here.


Lift The Baby

Liz Stead and her colleague in Berkshire East, have launched an excellent campaign called “Lift the Baby.” The campaign comes after figures showed more than 130 babies die in the UK every year, and there were 6 deaths across Berkshire in the last 10 years, because of unsafe sleeping.

You will find a link to the video which was supported by London Irish Rugby Club Here.



Berkshire West Safeguarding Contacts

  • Executive Lead Safeguarding (Nurse Director) Debbie Simmons – 0118 982 2892
  • Designated Head of Safeguarding Adults, Kathy Kelly - 0118 952 5328 or mobile: 07920 860047
  • Head of Safeguarding Children (incorporating Designated Nurse for Child Protection and Looked After Children), Liz Stead - 0118 982 2977 or mobile: 07557 494898
  • Designated Doctor Safeguarding Children, Andrea Lomp - 07715 886102

  • Named GP for Safeguarding, Dr James Kennedy - 0118 982 2701