Medway NHS Foundation Trust is committed to the safeguarding and the protection of children and young people attending acute and community services. Safeguarding children represent the Trust in multi-agency forums and ensure information and access to ongoing training is provided. All safeguarding activity is coordinated within the team and is a vital link to our partner agencies acting as a two way link in the information sharing process.
It is the responsibility of all staff working with children, their families and carers to take appropriate action should they believe a child to be in need of services or in need of protection.
Our team includes:
- Named nurse for safeguarding
- Safeguarding nurse advisor
- Named midwife for safeguarding
- Designated safeguarding doctor
- Two named safeguarding doctor
The members of the team provide advice and support for all staff and ensure that staff are working within the local and Trust safeguarding procedures. The medical director is the Board lead on safeguarding children and represents the Trust on the Medway Safeguarding Children Board.
For more information please ask to speak to a member of the safeguarding children team at main reception.