Child Protection Team Southampton
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.
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 child protection service hotline number: 0300 123 6662. 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.
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.
Child Protection Team
Adelaide Health Centre, William Macleod Way, Millbrook, Southampton, SO16 4XE
- 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
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.