Safeguarding

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

Safeguarding leads

Our safeguarding leads will support and advise you. Here’s how to contact them:

Evelyn O Kane
Safeguarding Lead Nurse and Matron
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Julie Mullis
Named Safeguarding Nurse
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Dr Mehta
Named Doctor for Children’s Safeguarding 
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Our 8 commitments to safeguarding

Have a safe and effective workforce

  • Mandatory training
  • Clinical supervision guidelines
  • Protected time

Ensure safeguarding is given high priority

  • Safeguarding included in all job descriptions and contracts
  • Designated staff
  • Executive and Non-Executive walk-abouts and assurance visits

Making safeguarding personal; the voice of adults and children

  • Listening to the patients and carers about their experience of safeguarding
  • Making information easy to access for all staff
  • Sharing good news stories

Responsive to changes in safeguarding legislation requirements

  • Care Act information to be circulated to all staff
  • Amend safeguarding policies
  • Regular reporting to CCG

Work in partnership to deliver effective safeguarding externally and internally

  • Trust representation at safeguarding Children Board and Safeguarding Adult Board
  • Trust responsive to participate in Serious Case Reviews and domestic homicide reviews
  • Active participation in CQC action plan group

Effective system for reporting, prevention, reporting, recording and learning

  • Review of safeguarding incidents reporting and feedback to reporter and wider team
  • Trust responsive to findings and recommendations from Savile enquiry
  • Safeguarding database maintained
  • Proactive in taking learning disabilities care forward
  • Training for staff on disabilities awareness

Link with BCH to help educate staff and assist in patient needs access

  • Close partnership working with local health facilitation team, community team for learning disabilities

Improve awareness and practice with regard to female genital mutilation and domestic violence

  • Raise awareness of FGM among staff
  • FGM and DV included in training
  • Additional training delivered