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Safeguarding Children and Young People

All NHS organisations are required to publish a statement of assurance that it has the necessary arrangements in place against five minimum criteria around safeguarding children.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust considers the safeguarding and protection of children to be a high priority throughout the organisation.

  • The Trust meets statutory requirements in relation to Criminal Records Bureau checks
  • Child Protection Polices and systems are up to date and robust including a process for flagging up children who miss outpatient appointments and a system for flagging children for whom there are safeguarding concerns.
  • There is a Board level Executive Director lead for safeguarding
  • Named professionals are clear about their roles and have sufficient time and support to undertake them.
  • There is a rolling programme of training within the Trust to ensure that all eligible staff are trained at level 1.

Coronavirus/Covid-19 helpful documents/links

Lullaby Trust - Free safer sleep presentations available now:

Safer sleep for babies – Sleep position, sleep environment and bedding

Find out more about the safest way to put your baby down to sleep for both daytime naps and at night. Click here.

Safer sleep for babies – Overheating, temperature and overwrapping

Find out more about the safest room temperature for your baby and the risk associated with overheating and overwrapping your baby. Click here.

Safer sleep for babies – Baby ill-health, Baby Check app and vaccination

Find out more information about checking for signs that your baby maybe unwell, how to use the Baby Check app and the importance of vaccinating your baby. Click here.

Safer sleep for babies – Breastfeeding

Find out more about the benefits of breastfeeding. Click here.

Further information

  • Should you have questions about the advice and the research background then please see our Safer Sleep Advice pages or Evidence Base document
  • You can view and download all our leaflets and publications here
  • If you have any further questions about safer sleep contact our free information line on 0808 802 6869 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (weekdays 10am – 5pm)