Safeguarding Adults and Children


Patients, visitors and staff will be able to find out how Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is safeguarding adults and children at a Safeguarding event on Tuesday 15th May 2012.  The event is aimed at raising awareness of safeguarding and who may be affected; this year we are also highlighting awareness of domestic abuse. There will be display stands at both hospital sites designed to raise awareness of safeguarding with staff, patients and visitors to the hospitals.


The Trust has a duty of care to protect and safeguard adults and children; we work in partnership with Gloucestershire Safeguarding Adults and Childrens Board and with all key organisations across Gloucestershire to do this.  All relevant agencies work together to ensure a coherent policy for the protection of vulnerable people and  children at risk of abuse.


There will be information at the event about Safeguarding Children, Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and awareness of domestic abuse. Key teams being represented on the day are our Safeguarding Leads within the Trust, Trust Emergency Care Teams, Safeguarding Children Clinical Leads, Hospital Learning Disability Liaison Nurse Team, Mental Health Liaison Team and Gloucestershire Safeguarding Adults Unit.


Mrs Maggie Arnold, Trust Nominated Executive Director for Safeguarding said: “Safeguarding is a crucial element of the care we provide for both adults and children. We have a training strategy in place which ensures that all staff receive the appropriate level of safeguarding training for their role.  As a Trust we are clear that safeguarding is everyone’s business.”