Safeguarding policy

St Wilfrid’s Hospice is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all those it cares for. Safeguarding means protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of adults at risk, enabling them to live safely, free from abuse and neglect. It is about people and organisations working together to prevent and reduce both the risks and experience of abuse or neglect.

Safeguarding is important for our patients and their loved ones, and anyone associated with the Hospice who can reasonably expect us to protect their privacy, dignity and right to define their own treatment.

We take our patients’ views, wishes, feelings and beliefs into consideration when we care for you.

We work together to encourage a culture which embraces diversity and respects the rights all people.  We support the right of all to live free from abuse with respect; dignity and equality, believing that all should receive the support they need.

We will ensure that:

  • The welfare of those we care for will always be paramount
  • The rights, wishes and feelings of all those we care for and those important to them will be respected and listened to
  • In keeping those we care for safe from harm we will work with the multi-disciplinary team both within the organisation and external to it sharing information and working within the parameters of the Mental Capacity Act.
  • All staff, whatever their role will work in accordance with the interests of all those we care for and will follow the policy and procedures laid down by the organisation.