Safeguarding our Patients

Safeguarding means protecting peoples’ health, wellbeing and human rights, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. It is a key part of providing high-quality health care to the population we serve.

Safeguarding Adults

It is recognised, both nationally and within Gloucestershire, that the incidence of adult abuse is higher than that of child abuse. Adults with learning disabilities, older people and adults who are isolated are at significant risk.

Our Safeguarding Adults team ensures we provide high-quality care to prevent safeguarding concerns and provides an effective response where harm or abuse does occur. Some adults are more vulnerable to abuse, so we work with other agencies such as social services and the Police to promote patient safety and provide advice and support. Find out more about Safeguarding Adults in Gloucestershire

Safeguarding Children

We also have a duty of care to safeguard the welfare of children and young people while they are at our hospitals. We do this by providing our staff with child protection awareness training and ensuring that we can identify, protect and care for those at risk .More about Safeguarding Children in Gloucestershire

Fire safety in the home

Did you know that Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue offer FREE fire safety checks in the home? Find out more about the services they offer on their website and more information here

The service also have a range of leaflets designed to help you be safer in your home:

Free Safe and Well Checks

Fire Safety in the Home

Fire Safety in Winter

Fire Safety for Parents and Child Carers

Fire Safety in Rented Accommodation

Preventing Falls