Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

“Safeguarding children – the action we take to promote the welfare of children and to protect them from harm is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play”  Working Together to Safeguard Children (2013) Working together to safeguard children (HM Government 2013)

The Bridgewater Safeguarding Team

The St Helens Rota Safeguarding Team is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, both as service users and visitors to St Helens Rota premises. We recognise and acknowledge the importance of supporting our staff who work with children, young people and vulnerable adults and work with our partner agencies to ensure that they are appropriately safeguarded.

Lead Director responsible for Safeguarding

The lead director for safeguarding is: Dr Timothy Whittaker, Medical Director

St Helens Rota and Workforce

Any individual working within St Helens Rota irrespective of role or employment status has a duty to safeguard children. This includes agency staff, volunteers and staff contracted to work on any St Helens Rota site.