Safeguarding, Looked after Children and Child Death Review
Safeguarding is an integral part of providing high-quality health care, it means protecting a person’s health, wellbeing and human rights, enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect.
Safeguarding children, young people and adults is everyone’s responsibility
The NHS England Safeguarding Children, Young People and Adults at Risk in the NHS: Safeguarding Accountability and Assurance Framework sets out the outcomes and corresponding indicators that will be used to hold NHS commissioners and providers to account for improvements in health outcomes. In particular, there’s an expectation that commissioners and providers will have strong safeguarding leadership that provides expertise and commitment at all levels of their organisation and that they are fully engaged and in support of local accountability and assurance structures, in particular via the local Safeguarding Children Partnership and Safeguarding Adults Board.