Ahead of the CNO Summit in March, the Anti-Slavery Partnership Coordinator for Kent and Essex Police highlights the importance of working together to address the issue: An important milestone in the fight against slavery and for social justice came when the Modern Slavery Act was enacted in March 2015. It unified and simplified previous legislation, […]
Recent research has highlighted that many victims of human trafficking come into contact with NHS services during the time they are trafficked, or after their escape. In response to this, the Department of Health has launched an updated tool to help NHS staff identify and care for trafficked people and refer them for further support. […]
Other working groups will be established as required by the contextual safeguarding agenda and new safeguarding legislation. National Safeguarding Steering Group The National Safeguarding Steering Group (NSSG) co -chaired by Hilary Garratt Deputy Chief Nursing Officer for England – Professional and System Leadership, for NHS England leads the assurance of the NHS safeguarding system and […]
In the lead up to the 2019 National Safeguarding Conference, the Chief Executive of STOP THE TRAFFIK offers advice to NHS staff on how to spot the signs, report potential cases and help stop modern slavery: Human trafficking and modern slavery is happening every day across the UK, affecting thousands of men, women and children. […]
There have been disturbing accounts in the media of nurses discussing end of life care with elderly patients in a blunt and impersonal way, particularly patients’ wishes concerning resuscitation. This morning I spoke to Roy Lilley, who described the experience his mother had. It was not good, upsetting and should not have happened. As a […]
Guidance for Designated Professionals Safeguarding Children and Child Protection Information Sharing (CP-IS)
This document recognises the Designated Professionals Safeguarding Children role in the CCG as strategic leaders and professional advisors across the system. This guidance has been produced to support their role in ensuring the addition of CP-IS in the NHS Contract 2017/19 (SC32.8, page 35) is promoted and implmented.
The NHS Commissioning Board Authority has published interim advice on arrangements to secure children’s and adult safeguarding, which provides additional information, in particular, to emerging clinical commissioning groups. A covering letter reminds PCTs and SHAs of the vital importance of maintaining appropriate arrangements as the health system goes through transition. The interim advice, with a […]
Statement by the Department of Health and NHS England Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is child abuse and the Department of Health and NHS England are committed to caring for FGM survivors, protecting our girls from FGM, and preventing future generations from having to undergo FGM. On 22 July 2014, the UK hosted the first Girl […]
This network recognises that the safeguarding of potential victims of modern slavery human trafficking is paramount. The aim of the network is to provide assurance that NHS England is taking all reasonable steps to recognise, support, refer and safeguard children, young people and adults at risk who may be subject to modern slavery human trafficking.
Kirstie Stott contemplates whether our own vulnerability hampers the way we work in the NHS: Having not blogged for some time now, I have been waiting for the moment when something really inspired me or when it captured me emotionally. I’ve just had that day! I attended the funeral of a beautiful and amazing 15-year-old […]