Safeguarding adults is everybody’s business, and all staff within health services have a responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of patients and colleagues. Living a life that is free from harm and abuse is a fundamental right of every person.
West Hampshire CCG is committed to working with other statutory agencies, as set out in the safeguarding adults multi-agency policy, procedures, and guidance for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, which was developed to meet requirements of No Secrets (2000, Department of Health), in order to:
- Promote safer communities to prevent harm and abuse
- Deal well with suspected or actual cases
The Chief Officer has overall responsibility for safeguarding adults. This responsibility is delegated to the Director of Quality and Nursing.
Safeguarding Adults Team secure email: WHCCG.Safeguarding@nhs.net