Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults is considered in all interactions with service users and their carers at Spire Liverpool Hospital. The welfare of vulnerable children and adults is the paramount consideration of all staff within the Hospital.
All staff have a duty to ensure that children and vulnerable adults are protected from harm and comply with the principles laid down in the Children Act 1989 and 2004, Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013 and No Secrets Guidance 2009.
Spire Liverpool Hospital delivers the standards as defined by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Section 11 arrangements and the local Safeguarding Children and Adults Boards.
CRB/DBS checks are carried out in line with statutory requirements. The Hospital has a fully implemented CRB/DBS checks Policy. The Policy sets out the criminal records checks that we will undertake for the appointment and on-going employment of all relevant individuals.
All Safeguarding policies and systems are up to date with current legislation and compliance is monitored by the local management and governance team which reports directly to the corporate senior leadership team.
Members of the Safeguarding Team are senior leads within the Clinical Departments and these key staff members act as ambassadors within their areas. Robust relationships have been established with key personnel at the Clinical Commissioning Groups for advice and guidance.
All eligible staff are required to undertake safeguarding training at the appropriate level. This is reviewed through the appraisal system. The Hospital has a robust training strategy in place to deliver safeguarding training in line with the Intercollegiate document for Safeguarding and Promoting Children and Young People 2010.
Each year, the Hospital completes a comprehensive review of the Safeguarding systems, processes and delivery, has agreed a safeguarding strategy and is implementing the safeguarding review action plan.