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Safeguarding and Caring (Adults)
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Safeguarding (adults)

Keeping you safe in hospital 

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:




Concerns about a child:

If you are concerned about the safety of a child in our hospitals, please contact our Safeguarding Children Team on 01322 428100 ext. 8239 or 8469

Alternatively you can call: 

  • Kent County Council's Specialist Children's Services - Call 03000 41 11 11 (out of hours number 03000 41 91 91)
  • Medway Children's Social Care Services - 01634 334466 (out of hours number 03000 41 91 91)
  • Bexley Children’s Social Care 0203 045 5440 (Out of hours 0208 303 7777)

Further information: