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Nurse given coveted county award for safeguarding work

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A nurse from Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Foundation NHS Trust has won an award for her work protecting children.

Lynn Benefer, who is the trust’s named nurse for safeguarding, was recognised for her efforts with the High Sheriff of Lincolnshire Award.

Before being promoted to her current role in 2010, she had worked in the trust’s safeguarding team for more than 10 years.

She was nominated for the accolade for services to the community by Detective Sergeant John Shepherd from Humberside Police who works alongside her.

“A big part of my role is ensuring that staff feel supported, are supervised and trained to a high level to identify when a child is at risk of harm and to know what to do when harm has occurred,” said Ms Mulligan, who qualified at Grimsby School of Nursing in 1988.

“I had no idea I was being put forward for an award, I just received the letter in the post and was completely surprised,” she said.

“I’m so proud of the award but I have to thank the whole team as it’s a reflection of their hard work too,” she added.

The High Sheriff of Lincolnshire Gavin Mackay presented Lynn with her award at a reception held at Lincoln Castle.

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