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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

Thomas Webster – Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children & Young People

Wenke Hanus – Named Professional for Safeguarding Adults