Safeguarding is our priority

Our commitment to Safeguarding

At Willen Hospice, we are committed to promoting the wellbeing and safety of all our patients and their family members, our customers, staff and volunteers.

Safeguarding is everybody’s business​​​​​​​​​​​​

Safeguarding means protecting a citizen’s health, well-being and human rights; enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect.
It is an integral part of providing high-quality health care.  – NHS

In all walks of life, we encounter vulnerable people – children, the elderly, or those with additional care and support needs or disabilities – who might not be able to protect themselves.
We can all be part of making a difference by making sure they are not at risk.

Willen Hospice Safeguarding Strategy

Willen Hospice’s Safeguarding Strategy demonstrates an ongoing commitment for Safeguarding to be a priority in all we do.

Read more for details of our Safeguarding Strategy.

If you are concerned that a vulnerable person or child is being abused or neglected, or at risk of it, then we encourage you to take action immediately.

Please report any safeguarding concerns here.

You may contact our Social Care team on 01908 663636 or email us at Socialcare@willen-hospice.org.uk

If you feel a child or adult at risk is in immediate danger then call the Police 999 emergency number.

In a typical year...
£9
our cost, per minute
11,000
phone calls to patients at home
600
fabulous volunteers
700
patients cared for at home
3,200
home visits
300
patients at the hospice
18,000
of cups of tea
290
counselling sessions
We can only provide the care we do thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, through their continued volunteering, fundraising and donations throughout the year. Your donation will enable us to continue providing care and support to those facing a life-limiting diagnosis, and to support their loved ones.