our mission

Safeguarding Mission Statement

InVent Health is committed to safeguarding children and adults across the organisation.  The welfare of the children and adults who come into contact with the services we provide is paramount and the Senior Management Team have a responsibility to ensure that best practice is followed including compliance with statutory and local safeguarding board requirements.

This obligation naturally extends to our own staff, as well as those in other agency networks who we may need to contract to work alongside us from time to time.

Our approach to safeguarding involves promoting a culture of safety for all and practising this in every aspect of the organisation’s day-to-day life. It also involves acting for and on behalf of children and vulnerable adults who are suffering, or are at risk of suffering, significant harm because of abuse, exploitation, or neglect.

InVent Health has a zero-tolerance approach to bullying, harassment, violence, exploitation, and abuse, and so we have made the following commitments to keep people safe:

  • Ensure that safeguarding is at the forefront of service planning
  • Ensure close collaboration with Local Authorities to assess and access the provision of coordinated services to meet the needs of our patients, including specialist services for vulnerable groups
  • Appoint a designated lead for child safeguarding in each region and ensure they are available to provide support and advice to staff on safeguarding children and looked after children matters
  • Appoint a designated lead for adults in each region and ensure they are available to provide support and advice to staff on safeguarding vulnerable adults and safeguarding adult matters
  • Ensure that safeguarding children and adult’s strategies and associated policies are in place:
    • Whistle blowing
    • Safeguarding training
    • Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty policies
    • Safer Recruitment Policy
    • Equality & Diversity Policy
    • Compliments & Complaints Policy
  • We will listen to all safeguarding concerns that are reported to us and take appropriate action. We have a clear procedure which can be used by anyone to report a concern. When a report is made, our response will be guided by this procedure. We will establish actions that are appropriate to the nature of the case and aligned with the legal obligations and reporting mechanisms in the locality where the concern is raised. In our handling of reports, we will respect confidentiality as far as possible, involving individuals and entities on a ‘need to know’ basis.

Date of Statement:  6th July 2020