Safeguarding

Keeping adults and children safe

Morecambe Bay CCG has a statutory duty to ensure that it makes arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people, that reflect the needs of the children they deal with, and to protect adults from abuse or the risk of abuse.

The CCG must demonstrate appropriate systems are in place for discharging statutory duties in terms of safeguarding and will measure themselves on an annual basis against a set of standards.

Responsibilities of a commissioning organisation

As an organisation that buys healthcare services, we need to make sure that the providers we buy those services from have effective policies and procedures in place to help keep adults and children safe. We do this by continually monitoring provider safeguarding policies and by asking them to provide evidence of how they are meeting essential safeguarding standards. We ask that health providers are linked into the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) and Local Safeguarding Adult Board (LSAB) and that health workers contribute to multi-agency working.

Read more about safeguarding adults.

Read more about safeguarding children and young people.

Who do I contact if I suspect abuse?

If you have an urgent adult/child protection issue that requires immediate assessment out of normal working hours, you should make a referral to the appropriate team as detailed below.

For children and young people:

Lancashire Children’s Social Care Team (office hours): 0300 123 6720

Lancashire Emergency Duty Team (out of office hours): 0300 123 6722

Cumbria Safeguarding Hub: 0333 240 1727

For adults:

Lancashire Safeguarding Adults Enquiry Team (office hours): 0300 123 6721

Lancashire Emergency Duty Team (out of office hours): 0300 123 6722

Cumbria Adult Social Care Team (office hours): 01228 606060

Cumbria Emergency Duty Team (out of office hours): 01228 526690

If you think the abuse is also a crime:

Police Protection Unit (PPU): Call 101 and request to speak to the PPU for the area in which the person resides.

If it is an emergency, call 999.

In a non-emergency, call 101.

If you think the CCG Safeguarding Team needs to know:

CCG Safeguarding Team (office hours): 01524 518957