We are committed to safeguarding children and adults and take our responsibility very seriously.
Everyone has the right to live a life free from harm and abuse. Promoting the welfare of children and adults and protecting them from harm is referred to as “Safeguarding”.
We are committed to ensuring the principles and duties of safeguarding adults and children are holistically, consistently and diligently applied. Working in partnership with colleagues in education, social services, police, and other health services, we ensure patients, visitors and staff are appropriately safeguarded.
The Trust has a dedicated Safeguarding Children and Adults Team and our Executive Director of Nursing and Patient Experience, Melanie Johnson has Board level responsibility for safeguarding ensuring the Board is satisfied that all measures are taken to safeguard children and adults in our care.
Whoever you are, if you see, hear or know something that concerns you, and you suspect an adult or child is at risk of harm, you should report what you know. You can do this in the following ways:
If you would like more information about Safeguarding within South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, please contact:
Tracy Dean, Assistant Director Safeguarding Children and Adults
Tel: 0191 5656256