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:
- Empowerment: Keeping individuals informed and consult them wherever possible.
- Protection: Support and representation for those in greatest need.
- Prevention: Identifying risks before they become issues: It is better to take action before harm occurs
- Proportionality: Proportionate and least intrusive response appropriate to the risk presented.
- 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.
- Accountability: Accountability and transparency in delivering safeguarding.
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