South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and takes its responsibility seriously.
Everyone has the right to live a life free from harm and abuse. Promoting the welfare of Adults and Children and protecting them from harm is referred to as “Safeguarding”.
The Trust is committed in ensuring the principles and duties of safeguarding adults and children are holistically, consistently and diligently applied. Working in partnership with education, social services, police, and other health services, we ensure patients, visitors and staff are appropriately safeguarded.
We have a dedicated Safeguarding Children and Adults Team and our Executive Director of Nursing, Melanie Johnson has board level responsibility for safeguarding children ensuring that the board is satisfied that all measures are taken to safeguard children and adults in our care.
Team’s responsibilities are:
Trust responsibilities are:
What are your responsibilities?
Whoever you are, if you see, hear or know something that concerns you, and suspect that an adult or child is at risk of harm, you must report what you know.
If you would like more information about Safeguarding within the Trust, please contact:
Assistant Director Safeguarding Children and Adults
City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust