University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM) is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children entering the Trust and meets the statutory requirements in relation to safeguarding children. UHNM has a child protection policy which details the roles and responsibilities of all staff, the lines of accountability and defines the child protection training needs of all staff. UHNM has an active training program for staff. Training is in line with local and national guidance.
The UHNM has a child protection team consisting of professionals with particular expertise within child protection and safeguarding who are available for advice. The named and designated doctors and nurses making up the child protection team are also active members of the Local Safeguarding Children Boards. The UHNM has paediatricians on call for child protection matters 24 hours a day.
The UHNM has robust recruitment arrangements. The NHS Employers Guidance is adhered to by UHNM and the Trust has clear policies regarding criminal background checks and interviewing.