Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults


The welfare of children and vulnerable adults is paramount in all the work we do.

In all the decisions we take children and vulnerable adults have an equal right to protection from all types of harm or abuse, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

We have a clear process for raising well-being and safeguarding concerns which is accessible to anyone in the organisation and includes clear directions for reporting concerns about staff and volunteers through an internal and external whistleblowing process.

Safeguarding forms an important part of our recruitment, induction and training processes and we continue to review, develop and educate ourselves on developments and changes in this area.

If you would like to know more, see a copy of our Policies or discuss a wellbeing or safeguarding concern please contact a Designated Safeguarding Lead on 01962 760555 or email us:  


Our Safeguarding Policies


We have a Safeguarding Children Policy and a Safeguarding Adults Policy and a Safeguarding Manual (subject to regular review) in place to ensure we protect the children, young people and adults who receive Wessex Children’s Hospice services from harm. This includes all adults and children who come in to contact with our services in any capacity.

The Safeguarding Children and Safeguarding Adult Policies are designed to provide all staff and volunteers, as well as children, young people, adults and their families, with the overarching principles that guide our approach to safeguarding.

The Safeguarding Children and Safeguarding Adult Policies apply to anyone working on behalf of Wessex Children’s Hospice Trust, known as Naomi House and Jacksplace, including senior managers and the Board of Trustees, paid staff in all areas of the Trust, volunteers, sessional workers, agency staff and students, care and non care staff.

External (i.e. not Wessex Hospital Trust) professionals, and official visitors, including celebrities and VIPs, will be in the continual presence of a member of the Wessex Children’s Hospice staff team to chaperone them.