We fully recognise our legal and moral duty and responsibility to safeguard and protect the welfare of children and adults by working in partnership with, and informing, Social Services and other Health Care Partners of any incidents where children or adults are perceived to be at risk.
A child is defined as any young person under the age of 18 years including the unborn child. An adult is defined as anyone over the age of 18 years.
In line with central government guidance the Trust has appointed The Director of Patient Care as the Board level named individual to oversee safeguarding children and adults matters. The Head of Clinical Excellence is the senior manager lead for the implementation, review and reporting processes for safeguarding children and adults.
The Trust will seek to increase staff awareness of matters appertaining to Safeguarding Children and Adults through the provision of information, education and training programmes.