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Child Protection Team

Solent West Community Paediatricians provide an acute medical service for children who may have experienced physical or sexual abuse or neglect. Our admin team are office based, but our clinics take place at the Magnolia Centre, Southampton General Hospital, a purpose-built, child friendly suite. We accept referrals (on the number below) from police, Social Care and health professionals. If you are a member of the public and have concerns about a child, please call either your local Social Services duty team, or the NSPCC hotline on 0808 800 5000.

Referral Criteria

Children and young people aged 0-16 years (19 if attending a special school or with other learning difficulties, or already known to the Children in Care team) registered with a GP in the Southampton or South West Hampshire area who may have experienced acute or ‘historic’ physical or sexual abuse or neglect. 

Acute referrals are made via the the child protection service hotline number: 023 8071 6629.  Social Services or police requesting a medical assessment will be asked to complete a brief referral form before the specialist nurse or on-call doctor calls back. Historic cases (for sexual abuse only) can be referred in by referral letter to paediatrician at the office address (Cumberland House) .

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Contact Information

Contact Child Protection Team
Phone 023 8071 6242
Fax 023 8029 6285
Address Adelaide Health Centre, William Macleod Way, Millbrook, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 4XE
 

Opening Hours

Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Additional opening hours information
The Out of Hours service operates from 5pm to 7pm Monday to Thursday and 4.30pm - 7pm on Friday. There is also a service on Bank Holidays from 9am to 7pm. On calling the Hotline number 023 8071 6629, an alternative out of hours number will be given to you on our voicemail message.

Service Locations

The Magnolia Centre [click to view]

Our purpose built facility at the hospital for child protection medicals

Contact Person Hannah Summers
Clinical Safeguarding Nurse Specialist
Phone 023 8079 4451
Address Magnolia Centre, Duthie Building, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 6YD
 

Other Info
safeguarding children

Opening Hours

Info  Please do NOT contact the Magnolia Centre direct to make a referral. Use the Hotline - 023 8071 6629

Additional Information for Health Professional

Full service description

Community paediatricians provide a child protection medical service for children who may have experienced abuse. The service aims to focus on the physical and emotional health needs of children and young people with their carers.

Children and young people may attend pre-booked appointments at a clinic; in some circumstances where there are recent signs or symptoms they may be seen urgently.

Paediatricians work closely with the specialist nursing team and, where necessary, with colleagues from the Police and social services to ensure the best possible health care is provided for the client.

The service consists of community paediatricians and specialist nurses.

Callers seeking advice about a non-urgent situation will be called back by a specialist nurse or the Named or Designated Doctor.

Referral Criteria

Children and young people aged 0-16 years (19 if attending a special school or with other learning difficulties, or already known to the Children in Care team) registered with a GP in the Southampton or South West Hampshire area who may have experienced acute or ‘historic’ physical or sexual abuse or neglect. 

Acute referrals are made via the the child protection service hotline number: 023 8071 6629.  Social Services or police requesting a medical assessment will be asked to complete a brief referral form before the specialist nurse or on-call doctor calls back. Historic cases (for sexual abuse only) can be referred in by referral letter to paediatrician at the office address (Cumberland House) .

Referral Method

Clinical Lead Contact Info

Clinical Lead Dr Hilary Smith
Clinical Lead Title Designated Doctor for Child Protection
Clinical Lead Phone 023 8071 6633 (secretary)
Clinical Lead Address Cumberland House 15 - 17 Cumberland Place Southampton
Clinical Lead Postcode SO15 2BG

Service Manager Contact Info

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