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Safeguarding children

Safeguarding and protecting children, young people, young adults and visitors from harm is a very high priority for staff at our hospices and plays a large part in everything we do.

We take our safeguarding responsibilities very seriously and promote that it is everybody’s business to recognise those who may be vulnerable and need support or intervention.

Child protection is the process of protecting individual children identified as either suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm as a result of abuse; physical, sexual abuse or emotional abuse or neglect.

We take our responsibility seriously and embrace the Essential Standards of Quality and Safety from the Care Quality Commission, and in doing so are committed to working in partnership with local agencies and authorities to ensure those who visit us or are admitted into our care are protected from harm.

Our hospices are registered with the Care Quality Commision who inspect each hospice against nationally agreed standards and produces an inspection report.  This report is displayed at each hospice or a copy can be obtained from our Heads of Care.  

Read our Care Quality Commission reports online

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