Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.
We are committed to, and have a legal responsibility to safeguard all vulnerable and at risk patients who use our services. The term safeguarding means protecting from harm. It is that which enables an at-risk child, young person or adult to live an independent life free from abuse and neglect. Safeguarding is about giving people dignity and choice. It is about preventing abuse and neglect. It is about working in multi-agency partnership to respond to concerns and promote good practice.
We strive to work with you and your family to address any concerns you have. The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital has strong links with many other professional services that are available to you, such as social services, community teams, learning disability teams.Once you are discharged, we still have a responsibility to you; we work collaboratively to make sure you're safe at home.
If you have a safeguarding concern please speak to a staff member.
The voice of the patient is very important and we will hear what the patient is saying whether that is a child, young person or adult.
There are many resources available for you to look at, with lots of information about safeguarding please click on the links below to access them
Birmingham Safeguarding Adults Board
Birmingham Safeguarding Children Partnership
Working Together to Safeguard Children