We are committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. Our team accepts and recognises our responsibilities to develop an awareness of the issues which may cause children and vulnerable adults harm.
Within our team Tanya Wilkins is our safeguarding champion responsible for ensuring our procedures for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults are kept up to date and is our point of contact for raising concerns.
We are committed to reviewing our policy and good practice standards at regular intervals.
Read our Internal Safeguarding protocol here.
Patients should be kept safe from harm and danger. All members of the team should know what to do to keep patients safe and what action to take if they think that someone is being harmed.
Members of the team may become aware of the signs of abuse or neglect or hear something that causes them concern about a child or vulnerable adult. They are not responsible for making a diagnosis of child abuse or neglect, just for sharing concerns appropriately. Each team member should be aware of the local procedures for child protection.
It is uncommon for practitioners to see patients with signs of abuse but where you have concerns about a patient who may have been abused and there is no satisfactory explanation, prompt action is important.