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Kenny Gibson

Kenny Gibson

Head of Safeguarding,
NHS England

Kenny Gibson is the National Head of Safeguarding for the NHS, overseeing several portfolios including Exploitation, Contextual Safeguarding; Trauma Informed Care; Prevent in the NHS and Child Protection Information System. Having begun his NHS career as a laundry assistant in 1980 at a mental health unit, Kenny was encouraged to become a nursing assistant and then trained as a nurse and then a midwife. Kenny has held various operational, management and strategic posts in both community and public health but always with nursing at the heart of these roles. Prior to becoming the Head of Safeguarding for NHS England, Kenny was the Head of Public Health Commissioning for London. Kenny is passionate about connecting with and listening to patients, carers and health practitioners in order to improve services and experiences within the NHS, as well as to empower people about their own well-being. You can follow Kenny on Twitter at: @KennyGibsonNHS or @NHSSafeguarding

  • Highlighting guidance for clinicians to understand what CSE is and how to identify when CSE is taking place
  • Discussing how NHS staff can best support children who have been exploited, both at the time of suspecting or having identified CSE is taking place, and throughout the follow up process
  • Outlining the Child Protection – Information Sharing project (CP-IS) as an effective way for health and social care staff to securely share details that can help protect vulnerable children, particularly when a child has visited an NHS unscheduled care setting
  • Understanding the increased risks for looked after children or those on a child protection plan, and exploring the additional steps that can and should be taken to ensure safeguarding