SAFEGUARDING ASSURANCE STATEMENT
Regent's Park Healthcare (RPH) is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults across the organisation.
The welfare of children, young people and adults who come into our services, either directly or indirectly, is paramount and all staff have a responsibility to ensure RPH compliance with statutory requirements and that best practice is followed.
RPH fulfils its statutory duties under the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and Care Act (2014) to have safeguarding leadership in place. There is a defined safeguarding lead in each RPH facility.
RPH meets its statutory requirements in relation to safe recruitment Disclosure and Barring Service checks for all employees and those consultants and professionals working at RPH premises with practicing privileges.
RPH has a clear statement in place regarding its commitment to preventing human trafficking and modern slavery in line with Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
RPH safeguarding policies are up to date. Policies are reviewed at least three yearly or when there are legislative or guidance changes. All policies are widely available to all staff through an electronic policy library.
There is a robust safeguarding training programme in place with clearly defined eligibility as recommended by the health intercollegiate documents. Safeguarding supervision is available to all staff.
RPH has a system in place for raising safeguarding concerns both clinically and though a reporting and learning system. An audit framework is in place and a safeguarding dashboard is used to monitor safeguarding activity.
A quarterly Safeguarding Committee is held, which provides monitoring and assurance for the Governance Quality and Safety Board via the Governance and Risk Committee. Assurance is provided through quarterly reporting and an annual report.