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NHS England Prevent Mental Health Guidance and new e-Learning package now available

The guidance is aimed at providers of NHS mental health services and contains information applicable to mental health professionals who work within them. It is designed to support providers and staff to exercise their statutory and professional duties to safeguard vulnerable adults, children and young people at risk of radicalisation. It sets out expectations and […]

Frequently Asked Questions

In Summary A Liaison and Diversion (L&D) service: identifies people with mental health, learning disability, substance misuse or other vulnerabilities coming into contact with the justice system assesses and refers the identified individual to an appropriate treatment or support service shares, with consent, information gained from assessments with criminal justice agencies and the judiciary, so […]

Guidance for mental health services in exercising duties to safeguard people from the risk of radicalisation

This guidance is aimed at staff working in NHS mental health services. It is designed to support providers and staff to exercise their statutory and professional duties to safeguard vulnerable adults, children and young people at risk of radicalisation.

Safeguarding: what lies ahead for 2019

Ahead of the 6th National Safeguarding Conference, taking place on 9 April 2019, the Director of Nursing for NHS England and Deputy Chief Nursing Officer for England examines the achievements of 2018 and highlights what we can expect in 2019: 2018 was quite a year for safeguarding. I am really grateful to all safeguarding professionals […]

Safeguarding in the 70th year of the NHS

Hilary Garratt CBE Director of Nursing for NHS England and Deputy Chief Nursing Officer for England reflects on the recent National Safeguarding Conference and the diverse nature of safeguarding challenges and opportunities In April we held the 5th National Safeguarding Conference, our largest event so far, with the theme of celebrating safeguarding in the 70th […]

Chief Nurse delighted the work of nurses and midwives has been recognised in New Year’s Honours

England’s most senior nurse has congratulated nursing and midwifery staff whose leadership, dedication and hard work have been recognised in the New Year’s Honours list. Honours go to nurses and midwives from a range of services and roles including cancer nurse specialists, general practice nurses, a Chief Nurse, Director of Midwifery and a Damehood for […]

Safeguarding is everyone’s business

Hilary Garratt, Director of Nursing for NHS England and Deputy Chief Nursing Officer for England sets out her aspirations for the fourth National Safeguarding Conference: Commissioning for a contemporary safeguarding system: values, legislation and practice. I am constantly reminded how the newer priorities in safeguarding are becoming more prominent in all our lives and communities. I […]

Speakers at Expo 2017

Our speakers at Health and Care Innovation Expo 2017 included some of the most influential and high-profile people from across health and social care. View our full Expo 2017 agenda across main stage and theatre sessions Simon Stevens Chief Executive, NHS England Simon joined the NHS through its Graduate Training Scheme in 1988. As a frontline […]