Any adult at risk of abuse, exploitation or neglect should be able to access support to enable them to live a life free from violence and abuse.
As the leader of the local health economy and commissioners of health services on behalf of the local for the population, NHS Brighton and Hove has a key role in safeguarding vulnerable people who are being cared for by health services.
Brighton & Hove City Council hold the lead responsibility for establishing and co-ordinating the local interagency framework for safeguarding adults in accordance with the government guidance “No Secrets”.
In addition the Director of Adult Social Services is expected to ensure “a clear organisational focus on safeguarding adults in vulnerable situations”.
NHS Brighton and Hove fully supports the local authority as the lead for safeguarding vulnerable adults and the implementation of the Sussex multi agency safeguarding procedures.
Safeguarding means enabling people to live their lives free from harm, abuse and neglect, and to have their health, wellbeing and human rights protected. Those most at risk and in need of protection include:
This also includes the implementation of the national guidance as set out within the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty.
Other adults made vulnerable by the situation they are in. Examples include child birth or when undergoing a medical procedure or examination.
To access further information the Brighton & Hove City Council website.
NHS Sussex is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people who receive services within Brighton & Hove. A child is anyone from birth up to their 18th birthday. There is clear organisational responsibility to ensure that safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and protecting them from abuse and neglect, is embedded in practice in all our services.
Child safeguarding policy July 2012 (866kb Word file)
NHS Brighton and Hove is also working in collaboration with its commissioned providers and partners to assure their compliance with national and local guidance on safeguarding children. These are:
Health services provided by:
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