Children Visiting In-Patient and Residential Units within the Trust Policy

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust policy for Children Visiting In-patient and Residential Units within the Trust

The purpose of this policy is to set out the Trusts standards and expectations in respect of children visiting to:

  • Ensure that the interests and safety of any children visiting are protected at all times.
  • Provide guidance to staff on how to reach a decision regarding the appropriateness of such visits so that they have a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities. The emphasis of which is on the importance of facilitating contact between children and their family and friends.
  • Reinforce the good practice required so that the needs and interests of children as well as patients are taken into account.

The contents of this policy also support the policies and procedures set out by the Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards in the geographical locations in which the Trust provides inpatient /residential services.

To download the policy please follow the link:  Children Visiting IP Policy v8.1

To download the EIA for this policy, please follow this link:  Children Visiting IP Policy v8 EIA