Safeguarding

The Raphael Hospital takes very seriously its responsibilities to ensure that there are processes in-place to protect children, young people and adults at risk from abuse and harm when accessing our services or receiving treatment. We have stringent policies that provide clear guidance on how to manage, and respond to, concerns. All of our staff are expected to attend training relevant to their role.

We work closely alongside our health, social care, local authority and policing partners to prevent abuse and neglect and promote health, wellbeing and high-quality care. To ensure we continue to protect those that may be vulnerable, we have a dedicated Safeguarding Lead.

Safeguarding adults

We safeguard adults at risk from harm by promoting good practice and quality care through education and effective working processes, within a multi agency framework.

What is safeguarding?

  • Listening to patients’/ service users’ views and wishes
  • Empowering patients / service users at risk of harm and abuse
  • Protection from abuse or harm
  • Working with individuals and groups to identify and manage risks
  • Promoting best practice, respect and dignity
  • Providing professional training and education
  • Providing support with policy development
  • To help staff, patients and carers identify a person who may be at risk of harm.

Is there a situation you are involved in that makes you feel uncomfortable?

Are you unsure if the information you have justifies the need to raise an adult alert?

What can I do if I think someone is at risk?

For information and advice contact any of the following:

Safeguarding children & young persons

The Raphael Hospital has a statutory duty under the Children Act 2004 to ensure that any services provided to children and young people are effective and safe. This means that we ensure that our staff are able to recognise potential abuse and neglect and know how to respond when this is suspected.

Abuse to children and young people may take the form of physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse or neglect.

What to do if you have concerns about a child
All children and young people have the right to be protected and kept safe from harm.
If you think a child is being harmed or neglected or is at risk of being abused contact: