All staff in Short Breaks have a duty of care to ensure the safety of all the children and young people and take this responsibility very seriously.
All staff will uphold our values to be kind, safe and excellent in all they do – putting our young people first, providing safe and effective care, and to be aware of the special attention the children and young people should be given whilst in our care.
Staff undertake compulsory Safeguarding training every year and are able to recognise signs and symptoms of all forms of abuse. There is a robust reporting line with a Designated Child Protection Officer and three deputies.
In short Breaks, we also have safe and robust recruitment practices, with all members on the interview panel trained in Safer Recruitment.
Our safeguarding governor is Rebecca Pengelley.
Wood View has a qualified nurse who work as an integral part of the senior leadership team.
The nurse provides training for the care staff to enable them to safely undertake skills such as gastrostomy feeding, suction and management of epilepsy and emergency medication so that they can support the young people within Wood View and on trips off site.
Individual health care plans are developed, monitored and updated to ensure that each young person receives nursing care appropriate to their needs at all times. This holistic approach to care promotes good health, which in turn enables the young people to participate in the wide range of fun activities available to them at Wood View and in the wider community.