09 October 2017 –
This week (9-13 October) marks Safeguarding Adults Awareness Week, aimed at raising awareness of how to recognise and report different types of abuse.
Abuse occurs in many a form and can even include modern slavery, hate crimes and discrimination. Last year, more than 6,000 people spoke up across Kent and Medway and raised concerns, of those 1,477 related to neglect and acts of omission.
This week, agencies across Kent and Medway including Kent County Council, Medway Council, NHS and Health organisations, district councils and the Fire & Police services are joining together to raise awareness about different forms of abuse and how to recognise and stop it. The Raphael Hospital is no exception and will be participating in discussions and sharing best practice around adult safeguarding and promoting health and wellbeing.
Our Safeguarding Lead, Dr. Anita Rose, said: “We take safeguarding very seriously and recognise it is everybody’s business. It is important to ensure each person admitted to our services feels safe and knows that they are going to receive high quality care. We have an excellent staff team who work tirelessly at ensuring each individual is respected and not neglected. We are delighted to be able to participate in such an important campaign”.
Join us on Facebook to see our Safeguarding Pledges and learn about what our team are doing to stamp out adult abuse.