The IHPSF acts as a community of practice which learns from excellence and shared best practice, it provides an opportunity to engage safeguarding colleagues within the independent sector; discuss safeguarding topics and share information, ideas, experiences and challenges.
The IHPSF provides a quarterly reflective forum via Microsoft Teams is open to all ‘provider level’ Safeguarding Leads for Independent health providers that provide services under the NHS Standard Contract. This means that in the forum is not for exclusively private providers, consultants or trainers.
The IHPSF is designed to complement the work of the NHS Safeguarding structure and the Forum Chair reports directly to the NHS England National Safeguarding Team or the Safeguarding Adults National Network (SANN).
Providers should nominate the individual(s) who represent the organisation on a national level where possible. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
Independent Health Providers Safeguarding Forum
The Forum was a hugely successful event and slides and presentations from the day can be viewed below.
Philip Winterbottom and David Wilmott, Cygnet – Introduction and Year in Review
Kelly Gorrie, FCMS – Trauma-informed healthcare with adults facing complex and multiple disadvantages
Elizabeth Barnacle, Spectrum Community Health CIC – Food Refusal Toolkit
Walter Lloyd-Smith and Heather Roach, Cawston Park Hospital – Driving safeguarding learning and improvement
Annmarie Milliken, Priory Group – Improving Priory’s Response to Safeguarding by Investment in Training
Phil Winterbottom, Cygnet – Safeguarding Lead training – Bringing people together, Working Together
Matt Berridge and Sibusisiwe Smith, St Andrews – How St. Andrew’s Hospital has developed the Role of Safeguarding Navigator
Kate Wales, Practice Plus Group – Safeguarding behind locked gates
James Holloway, Elysium – A DHR Case Study
Kenny Gibson MBE, NHS England – Safeguarding Children: A National Update