There is a free Safeguarding app that has been co-developed by the NHS England team and safeguarding forums in the East in recognition of the need for healthcare staff to have a one-place port of call for safeguarding information.
The tool provides an overview of necessary legislation and guidance covering both adult and children’s safeguarding and is available for free on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store on Android.
Using the search terms “NHS” and “safeguarding” within the app store on your device (except for Microsoft devices currently) will bring up the option to download the app. The app can also be viewed by clicking on this link for health staff who use desktops rather than remote devices.
Southend Essex and Thurrock (SET) Procedures
The SET procedures are regularly updated to reflect current practice due to changes in legislation and guidance.
SET Child Protection Procedures
If you’re a professional working with children, young people and their families, we encourage you to read the revised procedures and familiarise yourself with the content.
SET Safeguarding Adults Guidelines
If you’re a professional working with adults, we encourage you to read the revised procedures and familiarise yourself with the content: it is important to be comfortable with following the processes and understand what actions you need to take in various situations.
Safeguarding Adults Handbook
The guidance document was originally developed by Midland and East SHA in 2012 and then updated by the CCG safeguarding leads across Essex and East Anglia. NHS England commissioned the publishing of the document.
Safeguarding Children training
Please see Intercollegiate Safeguarding Children Roles and Competencies for Healthcare Staff document for full list of training competencies.
Looked After Children – Core Training
Please see Intercollegiate document for full list of training competencies.
Safeguarding Adults training
Please see the RCN website for more information on safeguarding adults training.