Tuesday, 1 October 2013
Day 22: Asking 'Carefrontational' Questions
Today was the first meeting of the Hertfordshire & South Midlands Area Safeguarding Forum. This brought together medical and nurse safeguarding leaders from NHS commissioners and providers to determine how the forum will support our collective future work on safeguarding and to agree priorities. At the end of the session we had an inspiring presentation from an independent Chair of a local safeguarding board. In this presentation I was taken by the concept of developing capacity in front-line staff to ask ‘carefrontational’ questions. This involves all 6C’s: Care, Compassion, Competence, Communication, Courage & Commitment, to ensure we are able to support effective safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.