What do we mean by ‘safeguarding’?

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

The welfare of the adults and children who come into contact with the services Salford CCG commissions - either directly or indirectly - is of the utmost importance. All our staff have a responsibility to ensure our services are providing high quality, safe, effective care.

How do we safeguard in Salford?

Salford CCG helps to safeguard by:

  • Putting safeguarding is at the forefront of service planning
  • Ensuring executive level CCG membership of both Salford Safeguarding Children and Adult Boards
  • Having senior CCG membership on the Health and Wellbeing Board, Children and Young People’s Trust and Local Safeguarding Board Subgroups
  • Working in partnership with the Local Authorities to make sure the integrated services we provide meet the needs of the local population, including specialist services for vulnerable groups
  • Have designated nurse and doctors in post to offer professional expertise and advice around safeguarding children and looked after children matters
  • A designated nurse in post to offer professional expertise and advice around adult safeguarding matters
  • Ensuring that safeguarding children and adult strategies and associated policies are in place within the CCG and for the services we commission
  • Holding the providers of services to account by regular review of safeguarding arrangements

If you have concerns that a child is being abused, please call the Salford Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub on 0161 603 4500. Or, if you have concerns that a vulnerable adult is being abused, call the Adult Contact Centre on 0161 909 6517, 8.30am–4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

In an emergency, outside of these hours contact the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 0161 794 8888 or, if a child or adult is in immediate danger, contact the police on 999.

Organisations in Salford have worked together to develop The Salford Multi Agency Safeguarding Procedures and Guidance for Adults and Children, these can be found on the following websites: -

Adults: - https://www.partnersinsalford.org/adultsafeguardingboard.htm

Children: - https://www.partnersinsalford.org/sscb/

Human Trafficking Statement

(In accordance with Section 54, Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015)

Introduction from the Governing Body

NHS Salford CCG has a zero tolerance approach to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities and to ensuring that it’s commissioned services (and where applicable, supply chains) are free from slavery and human trafficking. The CCG acknowledges the provisions set out in the Modern Slavery Act (2015) and will ensure an organisation which is open and works in transparency and effectively utilises its own due diligence that there is no evidence of acts of modern slavery or human trafficking within the organisation.

Our commitment to prevent slavery and human trafficking

NHS Salford CCG aims to address this risk through:

  • Being committed to ensuring that there is no Modern Slavery or Human Trafficking within our commissioned services/ supply chains or in any part of our business.
  • Adhering to the National NHS Employment Checks/Standards. This includes employees UK address, right to work in the UK and suitable references.
  • Have in place systems to encourage the reporting of concerns and the protection of whistle blowers. We continue to build long standing relationships with our Providers and make clear our expectations of business behaviour. With regards to local, national or international supply chains; we expect these entities to have suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes in place.
  • Inclusion of Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking included within the CCG Safeguarding Policy
  • Provision of a multi-agency approach to raising awareness of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking coordinated by both the SSAB and SSCB.
  • Inclusion of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking within CCG delivered Safeguarding training.

Our arrangements

The CCG aims to be as effective as possible in ensuring that Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking do not take place in any part of our business by:

  • Maintaining strong liaison with Safeguarding Leads within Provider services and working with partners across Salford to identify safeguarding referrals pertaining to modern slavery and the outcomes of investigations undertaken.
  • Continuing NHS employment checks and payroll systems (i.e. people bought into the country illegally will not have a National Insurance number)
  • Ensuring communication with our commissioned providers in the supply chain and being aware of their understanding of, and compliance with, our expectations in relation to the NHS terms and conditions including slavery and other ethical considerations.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 March 2018.

Click this link to download our statement on human trafficking