Safeguarding children and adults vision statement


Safeguarding continues to be a high priority and Spire Healthcare is committed to safeguarding adults, children, young people and looked after children. All healthcare staff have a duty to recognise and respond to safeguarding children or adults issues. Safeguarding is a range of activities from promoting health and wellbeing to protection from harm.

Safeguarding is everybody’s business

Spire Healthcare have arrangements in place which reflect the importance of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults. These include safeguarding policies and procedures which are reviewed and updated to reflect national guidance.

Safeguarding requirements

Spire Healthcare is committed to advancing safeguarding adults and children by proactively ensuring that:

  • Senior board members have knowledge, skills and expertise or experience to take leadership responsibility for Spire Healthcare safeguarding arrangements
  • Safe recruitment, selection and contractual procedures including criminal records checks
  • Clear whistleblowing procedures and a culture to encourage staff to raise concerns
  • Appropriate staff supervision and support, including mandatory safeguarding training
  • Culture of listening to and consulting with children and adults
  • Culture of safety, equality, diversity and protection
  • Arrangements to share information with other organisations
  • A designated safeguarding lead, supported to fulfil these responsibilities

Working Together to Safeguard Children states that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Working Together outlines the duties of all organisations that work with children.

The Care Act 2014 provides the statutory framework for safeguarding adults. The Act outlines key expectations and good practice for practitioners who carry out statutory functions when protecting adults at risk from mistreatment.