St Luke’s Safeguarding Statement
St Luke’s Hospice is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all those we care for and support. We work together to encourage a culture which embraces diversity and respects the rights of children, young people and adults.
We support the rights of all to be free from abuse and to be treated with respect and dignity.
All staff and volunteers of St Luke’s Hospice who come into contact with patients in the course of their work have a duty of care to safeguard and promote their welfare and to work to prevent, detect and report neglect and abuse.
Who is at risk?
Someone at risk is someone who:
- Has needs for care and support.
- Is experiencing, or at risk of, abuse or neglect.
- As a result of those care and support needs is unable to protect themselves from either the risk of, or the experience of abuse or neglect
Safeguarding children is defined as:
- Protecting children from maltreatment.
- Preventing impairment of children’s health and development.
- Ensuring children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care.
Safeguarding is everybody’s business
It is about people and organisations working together to prevent and stop both the risks and experience of abuse or neglect.
Our Safeguarding policies and procedures ensure that robust systems are in place and set out the framework within which all employees and volunteers of the organisation are required to work to keep children, young people and adults safe.