Safeguarding Children, Young People and Adults
MLCSU is committed to the principles and duties of safeguarding children, young people, and adults at risk are at the heart of what we do. We are dedicated to ensuring that these principles are applied in our work with patients, their families and carers.
Safeguarding means protecting a citizen’s health, wellbeing and human rights; enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. It is an integral part of providing high-quality health care. Safeguarding children, young people and adults is a collective responsibility. and all our staff have a responsibility to safeguard children and adults at risk of abuse or neglect in the NHS.
How to raise a safeguarding concern
- in an emergency, ring 999.
- if the person is not in immediate danger, ring 101.
For other safeguarding concerns you can make use of an app developed by NHSE England that you can find here www.england.nhs.uk/safeguarding/nhs-england-safeguarding-app. Alternatively, you can check the website of your local CCG which will explain how to make a safeguarding referral in your area. If you are not sure which CCG you should contact, you can search here www.nhs.uk/service-search/other-services/Clinical-Commissioning-Group/LocationSearch