The organisation has a number of policies in place in order to discharge its statutory requirements and appropriate accountability for the safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of harm or abuse.

The policies for safeguarding set out the legislation, codes of conduct and behaviours required of employees of NHS England.

Safeguarding policies

Safeguarding Alert policy

The Safeguarding Alert policy was removed from the NHS England website in the summer of 2017 following legal advice and the realisation that NHS England’s system leadership role has evolved as had local multi-agency arrangements.

NHS England central safeguarding team will no longer support the distribution of safeguarding alerts. It is the responsibility of local statutory agencies in collaboration with the Designated Professionals to determine what further actions are required and to use the networks that are available to them to ensure the safeguarding of vulnerable people takes place.

If you have any further queries please contact the Safeguarding Team on england.safeguarding@nhs.net.