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Safeguarding children, young people & vulnerable adults

As a major regional centre specialising in the health of women and their children, Liverpool Women’s is committed to making sure that all patients are cared for in a safe and secure environment.

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust understands and acknowledges safeguarding is everybody’s business and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults; ensuring that they are protected from harm. Every employee of the Trust has a responsibility and is duty bound always to act in the best interest of a child or adult about whom we may have concerns.

Maintaining the function and quality of all aspects of safeguarding practice across the Trust is essential; with a particular focus on ensuring strong and effective strategic Safeguarding leadership is in place.

Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust’s Safeguarding Team is an established, fully integrated, multi professional safeguarding unit. The Team comprise of Senior Health and Social Care Professionals with experience in Midwifery, A&E, Critical Care, Elderly and Social Care, who are able to act both strategically and operationally in preventing and investigating potential abuse.

Our Safeguarding Team provide advice and support to all service users of Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust with regards to any safeguarding concerns and act as a conduit between Liverpool Women's and external agencies to ensure a safe environment for staff and safe services for our patients.

The Team also ensures multi-agency partnership working by representing Liverpool Women's in various committees’ and boards’ external to the Trust.

Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust’s Safeguarding Team comprises of:

  • Associate Director of Nursing and Midwifery for Safeguarding (0151 702 4375)
  • Named Nurse & Midwife for Safeguarding Children, Trust CSE and FGM Lead
  • Named Doctor for Safeguarding Children
  • Named Doctor for Safeguarding Adults
  • Safeguarding Manager and Trust Prevent Lead
  • Named Nurse for Safeguarding Adults
  • Safeguarding Specialist Nurse & Midwife
  • Safeguarding Practitioners
  • Safeguarding Support (0151 702 4181)

Our main contact number is 0151 702 4181 for the Safeguarding Team or you can email lwh.safeguarding@nhs.net. We are proud of our achievements and the excellence of our people.

Our Declaration

In line with the requirements of the Care Quality Commission - the independent regulator for health and social care in the UK - we have published a Declaration of our systems for the safeguarding of children and young people, which include unborn babies, young children and adults.

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0151 702 4181

Email

lwh.safeguarding@nhs.net

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