Sheffield Adult Safeguarding Partnership

Caldicott Guardians

There are thousands of Caldicott Guardians in health & social care organisations across the UK. They share a common function, which is to make wise decisions about the use of people’s information. They balance the need to protect people’s confidentiality with the need to protect their welfare by ensuring that information is safely communicated among the various professional teams caring for an individual, sometimes across organisational boundaries.

The Caldicott Guardian for Adult Social Care is Simon Richards Head of Adult Safeguarding & Practice Development. Simon can be contacted at or by phone on: 07790805029

Download the Caldicott 7 minute briefing PDF