Safeguarding Children and Adults

What is safeguarding

Safeguarding is central to the quality of care. The NHS England Accountability and Assurance Framework 2015 sets out the outcomes and corresponding indicators that will be used to hold NHS commissioners and providers to account for improvements in health outcomes. In particular, there’s an expectation that commissioners and providers will have strong safeguarding leadership that provides expertise and commitment at all levels of their organisation and that they are fully engaged and in support of local accountability and assurance structures, in particular via the local Safeguarding Children Board and Safeguarding Adults Board.