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Safeguarding adults and children

West London NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding all children and adults with care and support needs and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Everyone has a right to be safe; safeguarding is the protection of harm from abuse and or neglect.

Safeguarding is everyone’s business, we have a duty to make sure all persons receiving care from West London NHS Trust Services including families and carers, receive safe and effective care.

There are six guiding principles of Safeguarding:

  1. Empowerment: Keeping individuals informed and consult them wherever possible.
  2. Protection: Support and representation for those in greatest need.
  3. Prevention: Identifying risks before they become issues: It is better to take action before harm occurs
  4. Proportionality: Proportionate and least intrusive response appropriate to the risk presented.
  5. Partnership: Safeguarding is more effective where partnerships are created. Local solutions through services working with their communities. Communities have a part to play in preventing, detecting and reporting neglect and abuse.
  6. Accountability: Accountability and transparency in delivering safeguarding.

Safeguarding children leaflet for parents

Safeguarding adults leaflet

Trust Safeguarding Contacts

Parminder Sahota – Director of Safeguarding Adults & Children

Dr Johan Redelinghuys – Named Doctor for Safeguarding Children & Young People

Thomas Webster – Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children & Young People
Email: SafeguardingChildren@westlondon.nhs.uk (Trust Wide)
Email: tr.safeguardingchildren.ecp@nhs.net (Integrated Care Service Line)

Wenke Hanus – Named Professional for Safeguarding Adults
Email: SafeguardingAdult@westlondon.nhs.uk