Young Epilepsy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. 

We expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.

Gill Walters is the Head of Safeguarding and Quality and the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Gill Walters

Gill Walters

Head of Safeguarding and Quality Practice/Lead DSL  Contact on 01342 832243 Ext 409 or by email on

Other key safeguarding professionals include:

Lead Governor: Julia Coop

Lead Executive: Simone Hopkins

Lead Trustee: Paola Morris 

Reporting Concerns

If you have any concerns about the safety of a child or adult at risk please make contact , as soon as possible, with Gill Walters.

If she is not available please call Young Epilepsy main reception on 01342 832243 and state that you have a potential safeguarding concern and you will be transferred to an appropriate person.

If you are on the Young Epilepsy site in Lingfield, there are posters advising you who to contact and/or go to the main reception where you can ask to speak to the Registered Manager for Health, Kirsten McHale

If you think a child or young person may be in immediate danger, call 999. 

If you are in Surrey you can contact Surrey Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0300 470 9100 (option 1 - for childrens services and option 2 - for adult services).  Out of hours (after 5pm) the number is 01483 517898.

If you have a safeguarding concern about a child or young adult that is working with or being supported by Young Epilepsy who does not live in Surrey, you can also contact their local authority safeguarding team for advice. If you think a criminal offence has occurred you should contact the police.

If you are not satisfied with our safeguarding actions or responses you can raise a concern to our regulators. For the health and medical service and the rehabilitation and assessment unit please call CQC on 0300 061 6161

Online Safety

Children and young people are spending more time online, whether that is talking to their friends or playing online games. We want parents and carers to have access to the necessary support, so that you can ensure that your children are safe online. The Department for Education has published the following list of recognised support groups that you can access:

If there any concerns whilst online, the following sites can also be accessed:


The purpose of the Prevent strategy is to safeguard and support vulnerable people to stop them from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism or extremist causes. We are fully committed to this and actively promote British Values.

You will find organisational policies and procedures, including safeguarding, here