Safeguarding

Safeguarding

We are committed to ensuring we have systems in place to safeguard the welfare of children. This includes working in partnership with other relevant organisations to ensure we provide care that is safe and that we proactively identify children and young people who are at risk.

The measures we have in place includes:

  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks for staff in accordance with statutory employment regulations.

  • Children's Safeguarding policies and systems which work in partnership with our local stakeholders. These are systematically reviewed to ensure they meet national guidance and recommendations as a result of children's safeguarding cases. This is part of the Trust's commitment to ensure continuous improvement in its processes to protect children and young people.

  • Processes to follow up missed outpatient appointments, which includes flagging up where there are specific concerns about the safety and welfare of vulnerable children and young people.     

  • Children's Safeguarding training for new and current staff in line with national guidance. 

  • A Children's Safeguarding Team which includes a named professionals with clear roles and responsibilities for supporting the safeguarding agenda. Children's Safeguarding roles and responsibilities are clearly defined in all staff job descriptions. 

  • Board level executive leadership for safeguarding is provided by the Chief Nurse who reports directly to the Board on any concerns within the Trust. An audit programme is in place to provide assurance around safeguarding processes. Regular reports are reviewed within the Trust's governance committee structures. 

  • Safeguarding procedures within our Trust are set out clearly within the Trust's safeguarding policy and further enhanced with department specific guidance. In addition, the Emergency Department has a link nurse in place who has specific responsibilities for safeguarding issues.

For information please contact the Children's Safeguarding Team 

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust is committed to ensuring that it has in place systems to safeguard the welfare of adults at risk. This includes working in partnership with other relevant organisations to ensure we provide care that is safe and proactively identifying and supporting adults who are at risk.

Contact us

Peterborough and Stamford team

Lead Adult Safeguarding Nurse - 01733 676745

Adult Safeguarding Nurse - 01733 676793

Adult Safeguarding Practitioner - 01733 677523

Disability Nurse Advisor - 01733 673832

Adult Safeguarding Administrator - 01733 678090

Hinchingbrooke team

Adult Safeguarding Lead – 01480 416416 ext. 6228

Learning Disability Nurse - 01480 416416 ext. 6581

Adult Safeguarding Nurse - 01480 416416 ext. 6119

Adult Safeguarding Administrator - 01480 416416 ext. 6119

Further information about adult safeguarding is available through your local Adult Safeguarding Board: