Safeguarding Children

NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are committed to safeguarding the wellbeing of children and young people who access services it commissions.

We ensure staff have appropriate policies, procedure, training and access to expert advice so children and young people at risk are identified and, where appropriate, a referral is made to Children’s Social Care.

We are a member of the Local Safeguarding Children Partnerships (LSCP) and work in line with multi-agency West Mercia Safeguarding policy and procedures.


If you become concerned that a child may have been, or is at risk of being abused, you should make a referral to Children’s Social Care (Social Services).

Urgent action to safeguard the child must be taken if the child is deemed to be in immediate danger (e.g. where appropriate dial 999 and contact the police).


NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin’s Accountable Officer and Chief Executive/ Managing Directors of the Local Authorities (LA) are as follows:

  • Claire Skidmore, Interim Accountable Officer, NHS Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin
  • Andy Begley, Chief Executive / Managing Director, Shropshire LA
  • David Sidaway, Chief Executive / Managing Director, Telford and Wrekin LA


Contact Details for Child Safeguarding Lead:

Elena Lloyd, Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Childre


Laura Powell, Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children



Mobile: 07826 414012Email:

Mobile: 07778 343730


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Page last updated 12 January 2024