Our safeguarding policy
As a healthcare regulator and registered charity, we take our safeguarding responsibilities very seriously.
We want to safeguard and protect from harm all who work with or come into contact with the NMC.
It's important that we all understand safeguarding, and know what to do if safeguarding concerns arise.
Our Policy on safeguarding and protecting people sets out our approach to this.
It covers specific responsibilities for our Council, executive team and everyone else who works for or with us.
What is safeguarding?
Safeguarding means protecting people from harm. This covers all forms of harm including physical, emotional, sexual and financial harm and neglect.
Who the policy covers
This policy covers both safeguarding children and adults at risk and protecting all those who may come into contact with us from harm.
This includes the professionals on our register, patients and members of the public, as well as our employees, contractors and partners.
Support and training
We review this policy every year to ensure it remains up to date, appropriate and effective.
We also have guidance and training for our employees to make sure everyone knows how to recognise and respond to a safeguarding concern.
If you have a safeguarding concern
If you are a professional on our register, we have additional guidance about raising concerns.
If you have a safeguarding concern about an NMC employee, you can get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- NCVO Knowhow information on safeguarding
- Act Against Harm – adult safeguarding in Scotland
- Welsh Government safeguarding guidance
- Welsh Safeguarding Procedures website
- Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland
- UK Government information on safeguarding children
- The Charity Commission guidance on safeguarding and protecting people for charities and trustees
- The Scottish Charity Regulator safeguarding guidance