It might be difficult to accept, but when you are unwell, you may be vulnerable and be at risk of harm or abuse, regardless of your age, gender, religion or ethnicity. Similarly, those around you, such as other vulnerable friends and family, including children, may also be at risk of harm or abuse. Sometimes it is difficult during periods of your illness to safeguard yourself and those around you. We therefore have procedures in place to monitor any risks and take action to protect you or others if necessary; this is known as Safeguarding. There is national legislation and government guidance to help us do this.

We will only use Safeguarding procedures when we feel it is necessary and we encourage anyone with any concerns to raise them with us so we can help protect you and your loved ones.

If you wish to know more about our Safeguarding procedures or you have concerns about your safety or those of others, please contact the team on 01622 725000 ext 311 or 273. Alternatively you can email