Safeguarding adults and children means helping adults at risk and children live free from abuse and neglect. Children may be at risk of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Adults at risk are people who are vulnerable because of their mental health, physical disability, age or illness and have care and support needs. They may find it difficult to protect themselves from abuse because of their care and support needs.
The Safeguarding Adults Team are committed to promoting the welfare and wellbeing of children, young people and adults at risk. All employees have a duty to be alert to potential safeguarding concerns in children and adults. All staff are expected to be aware of and implement the Trusts safeguarding policies and procedures and work in partnership with other agencies to help safeguard those at risk.
The Trust has a Trust Safeguarding Adults Lead and a Trust Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children. In addition, the Trust has a Named Doctor for Safeguarding Children. There are also senior clinicians providing safeguarding advice, who work within the Clinical Academic Groups
The executive lead for Safeguarding is the Director of Nursing.
They have representation at local Safeguarding Boards for both adults and children.
For concerns about an adult who you think may be at risk of abuse or neglect please contact their community team or local Adult Social Care Services: