We are committed to ensuring that all our patients, including children and young people, are cared for in a safe and secure environment.

Safeguarding

As required by the Care Quality Commission we have made a declaration of our arrangements in relation to safeguarding children and young people. View here.

Safeguarding adults

We have a duty as an NHS Trust to protect adults (18 years and above) from risk, abuse or neglect in line with the 2014 Care Act.
We do this by:

  • having appropriate policies and procedures to cover adult safeguarding and associated issues, such as the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • having identified individuals within the Trust with appropriate expertise to support and advise on adult safeguarding matters, a designated executive director with responsibility for safeguarding and a designated adult safeguarding manager
  • providing basic safeguarding training to all staff in the organisation and more advanced training to those staff expected to act on safeguarding concerns
  • providing regular reports on safeguarding to the Trust board

Prevent

Prevent is a component of the government’s counter terrorism strategy and focuses on stopping people from becoming terrorists. In the NHS, Prevent is aligned with adult safeguarding.

The Trust has a Prevent policy, identified Trust leads, and delivers training as part of adult safeguarding training. Additional training is provided for staff expected to act on Prevent concerns.