Safeguarding

Protecting people’s health, wellbeing and human rights, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. It’s fundamental to high-quality health and social care.

Safeguarding

Definition

Safeguarding means protecting people’s health, wellbeing and human rights, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect.

Mission

As can be seen under ‘Who we are: Vision & Values‘, our mission is to be a leading provider of high-quality support, training and care services, and to create opportunities, for people with a visual impairment, including those with other disabilities; to encourage and facilitate the development of these on a local, regional and national basis by being a model of good practice.  Our aim is to do this in a way which enhances the quality of life of those we work with.

Regulation

As you can imagine therefore we take safeguarding incredibly seriously.  Wilberforce Trust is regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) who’s purpose is to make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve.

Caldicott Guardian

A Caldicott Guardian is a senior person responsible for protecting the confidentiality of people’s health and care information and making sure it is used properly.

The Wilberforce Trust’s Caldicott Guardian is presently our CEO, Philippa Crowther.  To contact Philippa for Caldicott enquiries please email [email protected] with the subject ‘FAO Caldicott Guardian’.

Trustees

All of our trustees are DBS checked.

Policy Documents

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The Wilberforce Trust is dedicated to helping those with visual impairment, sight loss, hearing loss and other disabilites across York, North Yorkshire and the surrounding areas.