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Agenda Item 08 Enclosure KPCT/09/169


NHS Kirklees Board


Care Quality Commission/Public Declaration

FOI Exemption Category


Lead Director:

Sheila Dilks Director of Patient Care and Professions

Author: Key Points to Note:

Karen Hemsworth (Assistant Director for Safeguarding) • NHS Trusts required to publish public declaration by October 2nd 2009 on their website • Declaration is a key part of CQC Registration for April 2010 • Board required to sign off assurances around child protection systems, governance arrangements, training and staffing and partnership working.

Budget Implications:


Risk Assessment:

Need to demonstrate minimum standards are being met and that NHS Kirklees fulfil statutory obligations

Legal Implications: Health Benefits:

Safeguarding and patient safety must be seen as a priority in order to improve health outcomes for population in Kirklees

Staffing Implications:


Sub Group/Committee: Recommendation:

Template completed by safeguarding team and NHS Kirklees Safeguarding Committee

The Board receive and agree this information.

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