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Safeguarding

The Trust is committed to actively promoting the safety, health and wellbeing of children and adults, and to prevent harm through effective risk assessment, risk management, staff training and supervision processes. The Trust works in partnership with other agencies in each locality where the Trust has services, and through the use of approved multi-agency policies and procedures refers and investigates known or suspected cases as required.

In order to provide ongoing assurance regarding safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, an annual declaration is required to be submitted to the Trust commissioners. This indicates compliance against a number of key statements.  The assessment against the statements has been carried out in conjunction with key Trust staff, including the named nurses and safeguarding vulnerable adult leads.

Specifically with regard to safeguarding children the Trust completes a Section 11 audit for each of the Trust’s main localities. These are completed in conjunction with and reported to the local safeguarding children boards.

On 29 March 2012 the RDaSH Board of Directors approved the safeguarding declaration 2012/13.  Full details of the declaration can be found at the following link: Safeguarding Annual Declaration March 2012

Annual reports

The Trust produces an Annual Report each year to provide information on how we are performing with Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults, Safeguarding Children and providing for the Health Needs of Looked After Children. Each of the Trust’s Safeguarding Reports for 2012/13 are available by clicking on the links below, and in hard copy on request from Deborah Wilgoose at Deborah.wildgoose@rdash.nhs.uk