Priory Healthcare is committed to effectively safeguard and protect all vulnerable individuals supported by our services from any form of abuse. We will always aim to ensure ‘best practice’ and partnership working in relation to safeguarding.

We firmly believe that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility throughout our organisation.

We strive to maintain a transparent and open culture where everyone feels safe and able to raise and share concerns. Concerns relating to safeguarding are always listened to and taken very seriously.

Priory Healthcare has a robust structure both locally and nationally for managing safeguarding. Safeguarding across the Priory Group has a voice at board level through the Executive Lead for Safeguarding. We have Regional Safeguarding Leads who ensure best and safe practices.

Every service has a designated Safeguarding Officer/Lead trained to a high level of competence in understanding safeguarding adults, young people and children and ensuring that safeguarding supervision is always in place.

Staff training

Clear policies and procedures are supported by a commitment to deliver high quality safeguarding training to all colleagues working in our services on an ongoing basis. Robust monitoring processes ensure that this policy is applied and that practice is regularly evaluated.

Working in partnership

We work in partnership with key agencies involved in safeguarding to ensure information sharing and the best possible provisions and outcomes in relation to safeguarding are in place, as well as working in partnership with Local Authorities to ensure we understand local procedures and that best practice is shared.


Robust recruitment procedures comply with all safeguarding requirements and recommendations, and our colleagues receives regular supervision in accordance with regulatory requirements.

Contact us

For further information please contact David Watts, Director of Risk and Safety: Telephone 020 7605 0923 or email