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Safeguarding Children Declaration 2010 (as required by Monitor, the Independent Regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts)

09 February 2010

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust meets statutory requirements with regard to the carrying out of Criminal Records Bureau checks.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust meets statutory requirements with regard to the carrying out of Criminal Records Bureau checks.

  • The Trust has reviewed its training for safeguarding and has a plan for the forthcoming year
  • The Board of Directors receives an annual report on child safeguarding and has considered safeguarding at a Board Seminar already this year
  • The Trust has an audit plan for safeguarding for 2010/11

The Trust’s child protection policies and systems are up-to-date and robust, including a process for following up children who miss outpatient appointments and a system for flagging children about whom there are safeguarding concerns.

Staff undertake relevant safeguarding training and this is regularly reviewed to ensure it is up-to-date.

The Trust has a robust training strategy in place with regard to delivering safeguarding training—100% of staff who regularly work with children in the Trust are up-to-date on their Level 1 training as of January 2010 while 70% of all staff Trustwide are up-to-date on Level 1 training.

A leaflet was attached to all staff payslips in November 2009 that outlined staff responsibilities in respect to safeguarding children and what they should do if they had concerns about the safety of any child they may come into contact with.

The Trust has named professionals who lead on issues in relation to safeguarding. They are clear about their roles, and have sufficient time and receive relevant support and training to undertake their roles, which include close contact with other social care and healthcare organisations.

The Trust has a named doctor, nurse, midwife and liaison health visitor with responsibilities for safeguarding:

  • Named Doctor: Dr K Aminu
  • Named Nurse: Ms S Cain
  • Named Midwife: Ms W Allen
  • Named Liaison Health Visitor: Ms S Hamilton

The Trust Board of Directors receives regular reports on safeguarding children.  The Director of Nursing is the Executive Director lead for safeguarding.

This declaration was approved by the Trust’s Board of Directors at a meeting of the Board of Directors on 27 January 2010.