All pharmacists and pharmacy support staff have a duty of care for children and vulnerable young people as detailed in Government policy. This is of importance to pharmacy services when providing sexual health services or pharmaceutical care to vulnerable groups. Training packages have been developed by NES Pharmacy and you are advised to be familiar with this issue in the event of identifying any potential concerns whilst working in a pharmacy. Training should be undertaken every 5 years.
Further details can be obtained from the NES Pharmacy Office on 0141 223 1600 and local contact information can be found on the NHS Forth Valley website.
Child Protection Referrals
Please complete the Form 2B Form for making a child protection referral when there are concerns about a child. After completion, please forward the form to the Child Protection Department at FV-UHB.firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have concerns or difficulty completing the form, contact the Child Protection Department on 01786 477420. Please also keep a copy of the completed form in the pharmacy.