NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) believes that a child, young person or adult should never experience abuse of any kind, therefore we have a responsibility to promote their welfare. In support of this we are committed to developing and implementing policies and procedures for safeguarding.  

Safeguarding is the responsibility of all colleagues, including the board of trustees, volunteers, agency workers, students or anyone working on behalf of NHSBT.

For all information on Safeguarding and Prevent including: training requirements, internal documentation, escalation procedures and processes, designated leads and support for colleagues visit our Safeguarding homepage or you can directly access our Safeguarding policy.

Alternatively you can view the documents below for more information;

Management Process Document (MPD).

Safeguarding Escalation guide (Flowchart).


NHSBT Responsible Professionals for Safeguarding 

Executive Sponsor -  Anthony Clarkson

Designated Safeguarding and Named Nurses - 

Ella Poppitt (Chief Nurse Blood Supply)

Olive McGowen (Chief Nurse OTDT)

Natalie Hawker (National Safeguarding Lead)

Aimee Hilton (Corporate Lead Nurse)