Safeguarding Declaration

Safeguarding Children Declaration to the ICS/ICB December 2022

Name of Trust/PCT:Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
Contact details for person completing form:07817 087082 Rebecca Bates
Name of Board Level Exec Director lead for SafeguardingMelanie Roberts, Chief Nurse
Has the Trust/PCT published a declaration on safeguarding arrangements? (As a minimum the declaration should be accessible within 3 clicks from the homepage of the Trust’s website). If not, when will this be available?Yes.

Using information provided in your Trust’s declaration please describe briefly how your Board is assured that:

1. Your Trust/PCT meets statutory requirements in relation to CRB checks: Yes – CRB checks are conducted for all staff including bank staff and via SLA with agencies.
2. Child protection policies and systems are up to date and robust: Yes, all policies and systems have been reviewed within the past year and agreed via the Trust’s Governance process.
3. Child protection policies include a process for following up children who miss OP appointments:Yes, include in the Trust DNA policy and the Children’s Discharge Planning Policy.
4. Child protection policies include a system for flagging children for whom there are safeguarding concerns:Yes, included in the Trust policy.
5. All eligible staff have undertaken and are up-to-date with safeguarding training at level 1.Yes.
6. Either a review of other training arrangements has been carried out taking account of the emerging messages from the national review of safeguarding.There has been considerable focus on training and a review of the content of training is planned. Level 3 adult and children safeguarding training is provided by external training agency.
7. Designated and/or named professionals are clear about their role and have sufficient time and support to undertake it:Yes.
8. There is a Board level Executive Director lead for safeguarding:Yes – Chief Nurse.