Safeguarding aims to support adults, young people and children to live a life that is free from abuse and neglect. It involves a range of measures to protect people in the most vulnerable circumstances.
We work closely with all six south west London borough councils and local healthcare providers to help prevent the abuse of adults, young people and children.
We do everything we can to ensure the services we commission are safe and compliant with all statutory safeguarding regulations. We also have procedures to help us recognise, report and respond to safeguarding issues promptly.
Modern slavery and human trafficking
Modern slavery is the recruitment, movement, harbouring or receiving of children, women or men through the use of force, coercion, abuse of vulnerability, deception or other means for the purpose of exploitation. Individuals may be trafficked into, out of or within the UK, and they may be trafficked for a number of reasons including sexual exploitation, forced labour, domestic servitude and organ harvesting.
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business activity and, in so far as is possible, to hold our suppliers to account to do likewise.
How to report a concern
Safeguarding concerns may be raised by any person who feels they are being abused as well as relatives, teachers, friends, carers, neighbours, members of the general public or health and social care staff.
Safeguarding duties include the Prevent strategy, which aims to protect vulnerable individuals from being groomed into terrorist activity or supporting terrorism.
Visit gov.uk to report illegal or harmful information, pictures or videos you’ve found on the internet about terrorism or extremism.
The Learning Disability Mortality Review (LeDeR) programme supports local areas to review the deaths of people with learning disabilities.