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All our staff members have a duty to promote and protect the right of every adult to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust has processes in place to enable partnership working across the region’s health and social care economy in order to address the risks and experience of abuse and neglect. This balanced with ensuring that the adult’s wellbeing is central to proceedings, and that due regard is given to their views, wishes, feelings and beliefs in deciding any action that concerns them.

We have in place the following arrangements that reflect the importance of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults.

To ensure that this is the case, we have taken the following measures:

  • The named nurse for safeguarding adults is accountable for co-ordinating safeguarding duties, for liaising effectively with partners and for providing evidence of enquiries both internally and externally where required.
  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust is a member of the local Safeguarding Adults Board and has representation on all relevant subgroups of the board and is fully committed to transparent and collaborative partnership working.
  • Safe recruitment processes in line with NHS Employers Recruitment Standards and ongoing safe working practices.
  • There is a clear and well publicised referral pathway in place across the Trust for staff to use in order to raise concerns on behalf of patients who are experiencing or are at risk of abuse or neglect.
  • Appropriate training, supervision and support for staff.
  • The Trust has a robust approach to the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the associated Deprivation of Liberties Safeguards.
  • Adult safeguarding activities are presented quarterly and annually to the Board of Directors.
  • The named nurse for safeguarding adults is accountable for co-ordinating safeguarding duties, for liaising effectively with partners and for providing evidence of enquiries both internally and externally where required.