KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE – OUTSTANDING RESULTS FOR TAMESIDE HOSPITAL
28 June 2012

The inspection was undertaken across the hospital Trust by the Care Quality Commission, as part of wider safeguarding review conducted by Ofsted.

The final report rated the contribution of health agencies to keeping children and young people safe across Tameside as ‘outstanding’, The service was rated Grade 1 - a service that significantly exceeds minimum requirements.

It said:

“The contribution of health agencies to keeping children and young people safe is outstanding. There is a strong safeguarding ethos throughout the commissioner, NHS Tameside and Glossop and the provider trusts. This is embedded in front line practice, providing coherence in respect of safeguarding provision across the health economy.”

 

A separate, more detailed report on the contribution of the health agencies is currently being finalised by the Care Quality Commission.

Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s Director of Nursing Philip Dylak said: “This is an excellent achievement for the hospital. Our staff have been working hard with all our healthcare partners to ensure a really joined up approach to safeguarding children and young people.

“We are proud that all this hard work has been recognised within this report and are confident that we are doing all we can to ensure children and young people are protected by our local organisations.”