Safeguarding refers to the process of protecting children and vulnerable adults to provide safe and effective care.

Bromley Healthcare is committed to ensuring that that safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults at risk and children is embedded across all our services.

Safeguarding Children

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children’s health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm.

Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18, this includes the unborn child.

Bromley Healthcare has a duty to ensure that children are safe and well cared for, both where the child is a service user and/or when their parent, carer or other person in the child’s family or network is a service user. The needs of children are routinely considered as part of assessments and ongoing work with service users. Bromley Healthcare staff work closely with other professionals involved with supporting families where extra help or support is needed.

If you are concerned about a child please contact the appropriate council:

Safeguarding Children in Bexley

Safeguarding Children in Bromley

Safeguarding Children in Croydon

Safeguarding Children in Greenwich

Safeguarding Children in Lewisham

If you are a child or young person reading this and you need help or would like to talk to someone, call CHILDLINE on 0800 1111

Safeguarding Adults

Anyone who is concerned that abuse or neglect may be taking place or feels they themselves are at risk, should seek help, even if the circumstances may appear trivial or small.

If you are concerned about a vulnerable adult please contact the appropriate council:

Safeguarding Adults in Bexley

Safeguarding Adults in Bromley

Safeguarding Adults in Croydon

Safeguarding Adults in Greenwich

Safeguarding Adults in Lewisham