Safeguarding our patients and visitors, both children and adults is a key priority at the Trust. We expect all our staff to be able to identify a safeguarding concern if it arises and to respond appropriately and promptly to minimise harm.
If you think a child may be immediately at risk of severe danger contact the police on 999
To ensure that safeguarding is always given high priority within the organisation there is an executive board lead for safeguarding – this is the chief nurse and the safeguarding team are accountable to her.
The Trust’s Safeguarding Unit consists of a team of professionals who together provide:
Advice, support and guidance to staff regarding safeguarding matters
The team are actively engaged with our local safeguarding children and adult boards to ensure a joined up approach to safeguarding with other partner organisations.
The team includes:
The head of safeguarding and the named nurse for children team – Acute and Community
The named doctors for safeguarding children
The lead nurse and doctor for safeguarding adults
The named midwife and her team of specialist midwives
The safeguarding trainer
Administrative and PA support
If you have a concern about a child’s welfare you can contact:
Birmingham social care team on 0121 303 1888 or out of hours on 0121 675 4806
Solihull social care team on 0121 788 4333 or out of hours on 0121 605 6060
Staffordshire social care team on 0800 1313 126 or out of hours on 0845 604 2889
We are always looking at how we can improve the effectiveness of safeguarding in the organisation and are to open to suggestions about how we might make things better.
If you have any ideas that could help us improve please email us at email@example.com or call the safeguarding unit 0121 424 9235 between 9am and 5pm or the safeguarding children hotline 07976255169