Improving Health and Wellbeing

Declarations

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Safeguarding

The Trust is committed to actively promoting the safety, health and wellbeing of children and adults, and to prevent harm through effective risk assessment, risk management, staff training and supervision processes. The Trust works in partnership with other agencies in each locality where the Trust has services, and through the use of approved multi-agency policies and procedures refers and investigates known or suspected cases as required.

The Trust has up to date policies and procedures for safeguarding children and adults which are available via the staff intranet. The Trust also have up to date information for clinicians on the process and contact points for safeguarding Services.

In order to provide ongoing assurance regarding safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, an annual declaration is required to be submitted to the Trust commissioners. This indicates compliance against a number of key statements. The assessment against the statements has been carried out in conjunction with key Trust staff, including the named nurses and safeguarding adult lead practitioners..

Specifically with regard to safeguarding children the Trust completes a Section 11 audit for each of the Trust’s main localities. These are completed in conjunction with and reported to the local safeguarding children boards.

Annual report

The Trust produces an Annual Report each year to provide information on how we are performing with Safeguarding Adults and Safeguarding Children. The Trust's annual report is available on www.humber.nhs.uk/about-our-trust/annual-report-and-accounts.htm 

June 2017 - Annual Self-Certification

The Trust Board, at its extraordinary meeting on 25 May, considered that for the financial year ended 31 May 2017 the Trust had taken all such precautions as were necessary in order to comply with the conditions of its licence, any requirements imposed on it under the NHS Acts, and had had regard to the NHS Constitution. The Board also declared that the Trust continues to meet the criteria for holding a licence.

Eliminating mixed sex accommodation

Humber NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to confirm that we are compliant with the government’s requirement “to eliminate mixed sex accommodation except where it is the overall best interest of the patient, or reflects the patients choice” (NHS operates framework for 2011/12).

We have the necessary facilities, resources and culture to ensure that patients who are admitted to our hospitals are treated with respect and dignity and that the EMSA is adhered to.

Evidence of compliance includes monthly reports of any breaches via the risk management strategy and the privacy and dignity policy. The wards have been up-graded to reflect D.O.H. guidance which include women only lounges and segregated sleeping accommodation, where possible.

All areas have had a privacy and dignity annual audit and action plans to identify minor concerns, these do not breach guidance but will improve patient experience.

Family and Friends test is implemented throughout the Trust

Forecast:

  • To continue with annual audit programme
  • To continue to monitor adverse incidents
  • To review EMSA annual audit via the Trust-wide clinical environmental risk group meeting
  • To review any feedback from the family and friends test as appropriate

May 2016

Modern Slavery Act 2015

Humber NHS Foundation Trust’s position in relation to the Modern Slavery Act 2015, is to:

  • Work towards full compliance with the relevant legislation and regulatory requirements. 
  • Work to promote the requirements of the legislation, making our approach known to our suppliers and service providers.
  • Build on our existing workforce awareness of human trafficking and modern slavery, through our safeguarding policies/protocols and commercial learning.
  • Consider human trafficking and modern slavery issues when making procurement decisions.

February 2017

 

 

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