Safeguarding at Oviva

Oviva is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the adults, young people and children who use our services. All staff have a responsibility to report any identified concerns of abuse or exploitation through the appropriate route in line with the respective policies and procedures.

Oviva is dedicated to ensuring that the principles and duties of safeguarding children, young people, and adults at risk are consistently, conscientiously, and holistically applied with the wellbeing of all, at the heart of what we do.

Safeguarding means protecting a citizen’s health, wellbeing and human rights; enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. It is an integral part of providing high-quality health care. Safeguarding children, young people and adults is a collective responsibility.

Those most in need of protection include:

  • Children and young people
  • Adults at risk, such as those receiving care in their own home, people with physical, sensory and mental impairments, and those with learning disabilities.

All staff have a responsibility to safeguard children and adults at risk of abuse or neglect at Oviva.

Read our safeguarding strategy here.