Being accountable

The publication of the Accountability and Assurance Framework was a major piece of work that ensured that all staff and organisations are aware of their role in safeguarding.   This document clearly sets out the safeguarding roles, duties and responsibilities of all organisations commissioning and providing NHS healthcare.

It was refreshed in partnership with colleagues from across the health and social care system, the Department of Health (DH) and the Department for Education (DfE), recognising that the new responsibilities set out in the Care Act 2014 that came into force on 1 April 2015.