We want to ensure that we meet all statutory obligations in protecting and safeguarding vulnerable people who we come into contact with. People have a right not to be abused, or to be placed in a position where they are suffering through neglect.

Health and social care agencies must report any incident where there are grounds to suggest that a vulnerable child, young person or adult is at risk of suffering abuse or where there are concerns about a person’s circumstances. This is in accordance with Department of Health guidance, together with other relevant policy and practice guidance. You can view our declaration of compliance at the bottom of this page. 

Our safeguarding team

We have a dedicated team who work closely with all our departments and engage with our stakeholders, raising the profile and importance of safeguarding.

The team ensure that we continue to strive to deliver excellent patient care, whilst maintaining the safety of our patients, staff and volunteers at all times.

If you need to contact our safeguarding team, please email them at

Our policies relating to safeguarding

Capacity to consent policy

Safeguarding children and young people policy  

Safeguarding adults policy

What is Prevent?

Home office: Criminal exploitation of children and vulnerable adults (External link)

Safeguarding prompt card - Essex

Safeguarding prompt card - Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire


Safeguarding - Easy read documents

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding and You (External link)

Independent Advocacy and the Care Act (External link)

Making sure the Care Act works  (External link)

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