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Safeguarding children and adults

Safeguarding children and adults is at the forefront of our commissioning arrangements

Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group is an organisation with responsibilities for commissioning health services, providing health services and overseeing contracted health services for the local community. Section 11 of the Children Act 2004 states that NHS Trusts “must make arrangements for ensuring that its functions are discharged having regard to the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children”.

The Care Act 2014 is a legal framework which sets out statutory responsibility for integration of care and support between health and social care.

The Local Authority has statutory responsibility for Adult Safeguarding and the NHS is a key partner with local CCGs being one of the three statutory core partners of the Safeguarding Adult Board.

Why is child and adult protection important for NHS Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)?

Safeguarding means protecting vulnerable children and adults from harm, abuse and neglect.

  • Protecting children and adults from maltreatment
  • Preventing impairment of children and adults health or development
  • Ensuring that children and adults are living in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care

If you have concerns that a child or adult is being abused and there is an immediate danger then contact the Police on 999.

If there is no immediate danger for a child contact the Public Service Hub, Monday to Friday on: 0161 342 4101.

Outside of office hours and weekend contact: 0161 342 2222.

If you are worried an adult is being abused contact Adult Services on: 0161 922 4888

Outside of office hours and weekend contact: 0161 342 2222.

Links to Tameside and Derbyshire Children’s and Adult Board

Single Agency Referral Form (SARF) - Reporting a Safeguarding Concern in Tameside

Online reporting of Safeguarding Concerns

The safeguarding functions within the Tameside Children’s Hub bring together multi-agency resources to provide a quick and robust response to safeguarding children at the front door. Effective use of this form will aid that process and ensure accurate and timely responses are provided.

Safeguarding concerns can be reported to the Children’s Hub using the Online Electronic Referral form available here.

It is important that you are aware of and have consulted the Thresholds Guidance prior to the referral being made – The current version of the Thresholds Guidance can be found on the TSCB website here

Professionals Adult Safeguarding Referral

For a partner professional a formal adult safeguarding referral will be required; please complete this using the link below.

Once completed this will be received by the appropriate team who will ensure that it’s dealt with as quickly as possible by the most appropriate enquiry officer. The enquiry officer will begin the information gathering stage identifying what measures have been put in place to protect the adult and mitigate risk, determine appropriate action required and will make a determination as to whether Section 42 criteria applies.

Link to the Slavery and human trafficking statement