Safeguarding adults and children

NHS Kernow is committed to ensuring the safety of children and adults within all services that they commission, giving total support to local and national safeguarding children and adults initiatives at all times in line with local and national guidance and legislation. Health professionals have a key role to play in promoting the health and wellbeing of the children, young people and adults of Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.

Cornwall Council is the lead commissioner for safeguarding in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The council also monitor all safeguarding alerts regarding health care providers (statutory and independent).

Our response to the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015

This statement comprises the Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking statement of NHS Kernow for the financial year ending 31 March 2019, in accordance with Section 54, Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

The organisation recognises that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to modern day slavery and human trafficking and is absolutely committed to its prevention within all corporate activities.