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Safeguarding adults

Keeping our patients and service users safe is one of the Trust’s top priorities.

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Safeguarding is about the actions we take to promote your health and wellbeing through delivering high quality care, and protecting vulnerable adults from the risk of abuse. Safeguarding has a high profile within the Trust and is ‘everybody’s business’.

We provide services to people who may be vulnerable and at risk because of their mental or physical health, a learning disability or their age. Vulnerable people can’t always take care of themselves, or protect themselves from harm or exploitation. Whether or not a person is vulnerable will depend on their circumstances and environment - each case must be judged on an individual basis.

Abuse is never acceptable

We believe that abuse is never acceptable. All staff have a responsibility to keep patients and service users free from abuse and neglect. They must also report any concerns. Our safeguarding team provide staff with training and support they need to help them to do this, and work closely with safeguarding partners such as adult services and the police.

It's important to raise concerns

It’s important that you feel safe when you’re in our care. If you don’t feel safe – please tell us. If you have any concerns, reporting them can help us take immediate action to put things right.

Please take a few moments to read our safeguarding leaflet where you can find information and contact details for reporting concerns to ourselves or adult services. We also have an easy read version.

You can contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS and Complaints) who will be able to deal with your query or concern confidentially.