Statement of Commitment to Safeguarding and Child Protection

Harlington Hospice and its partner organisations are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. Our recruitment, training and supervision procedures include measures we take to provide protection for these groups.

We require enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks to be carried out on all staff and volunteers in relevant roles.

Children

Every child or young person who participates in our Children’s Bereavement Service should be able to take part in a safe environment and be protected from any form of abuse.  This is the responsibility of every member of staff and volunteer who works within our Hospice.

If you are worried about a child or are concerned about an on-going issue involving a child please contact Hillingdon Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) directly on 01895 556633, or alternatively if you feel a child is in immediate danger then call the Police emergency number 999.

Adults

Every vulnerable person who receives our services or is connected to someone receiving our services has a right to live their life in safety, free from abuse and neglect.

Some people are more vulnerable to abuse and neglect because of their age, or mental capacity or illness or disability and are not always able to protect themselves.

If you are concerned that a vulnerable person living in Hillingdon is being abused, or if the individual experiencing the abuse discloses this to you, reassure them that you are taking them seriously then report it.

You should contact in confidence Hillingdon Social Care Direct or if you think a serious crime has taken place, or there is a need for an immediate police response to protect the adult at risk, dial 999.

December 2016