Recent court case

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Yesterday a member of staff pleaded guilty to attempting to meet a child for sex following online grooming. As a trust we condemn these behaviour and actions as they have no place in our ambulance service; a service where we all strive every day to protect and help people. Therefore, given the serious nature of this, they have been dismissed from the service

We understand that this shocking news will affect staff differently and anyone affected by this can call the Health and wellbeing Hub directly for support on 01234 243060 or email wellbeing.info@nhs.net. If any  member of staff has any concerns they want to raise in relation to this case they can also contact the Safeguarding office directly on 07834 249 847 or email eoeasnt.eoe-safeguarding@nhs.net. Your concerns will be dealt with by the safeguarding team, who have also been working closely with Essex Police throughout this.

Whilst many things are shared on social media, it is important that we are all careful about what we share and consider the sensitivity of the stories we share. We have produced a simple poster, which gives guidance on what is and isn’t appropriate and you can find it here.

Published 9th November, 2017

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