Safeguarding is fundamental in health and social care and it is vital to ensure that the most vulnerable people in society are kept safe and secure.

NRS Healthcare is dedicated in ensuring the principles and duties of safeguarding for all the people who use our services across the UK. Safeguarding is the responsibility of all colleagues and everyone who works directly with service users receives a standard level of safeguarding training.

All our professionally registered clinical colleagues and clinical team managers are undertaking an advanced safeguarding training programme, accredited by First Aid Awards and externally audited by NUCO. The course is designed to give a full awareness of the different types of abuse and neglect and their indicators.

David Lacy, Regional Clinical Manager and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer for NRS Healthcare, is delivering the training having already completed an award in training and education and in September 2020, a ‘train the trainer’ course in level 4 of Safeguarding Principles for Children and Vulnerable Adults, enabling him to train and assess staff for this level 3 course.

This one-day interactive course, already completed by 30 out of the 65 identified colleagues, is delivered by distance learning and includes an element of self-study, culminating in a video assessment.

This course is part of the continued development opportunities for all colleagues.

For further information about the work that our clinical service team carried out, visit their dedicated pages here.