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Safeguarding Adults
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Safeguarding  Adults

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust is committed to keeping adults and children at risk of abuse or neglect safe when they come into contact with our services 

If you are worried that someone is suffering abuse, please report your concerns to the contacts listed below.


If a child or adult is in immediate danger, always call 999 for the emergency services.

Concerns about an adult:

If you are concerned about the safety of an adult in our hospitals, please contact our 

Safeguarding Adult Team on 01322 428865 or email dvh.safeguarding@nhs.net 

Alternatively call Kent and Medway Safeguarding Adults: 

  • If you live in Medway: 01634 334466
  • If you live in any other part of Kent: 03000 416161
  • Out-of-hours for Kent and Medway: 03000 419191

For more information on reporting abuse and the role of Kent and Medway and Bexley safeguarding adult boards in the protection of adults at risk, please visit:




Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards: a guide for family, friends and unpaid carers.

The booklet contains what the MCA DOLS are all about. Importantly it helps you to:

  1. Understand your rights to have a say in your friend or family member’s care
  2. Ensure that all possible steps are being taken to protect the interests of your friend or family member while they are deprived of their liberty. 


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