Safeguarding Children and Adults
Here you can find out more
about how Oldham CCG works with all organisations in Oldham to ensure children,
young people and vulnerable adults are protected from harm, neglect and abuse.
The CCG is a statutory member of the Local Safeguarding Children & Adults
Boards and works with partner agencies such as Children’s Social Care, Police,
Health Providers, Probation, Housing, Positive Steps, Age UK and others to
ensure that safeguarding is a key priority across Oldham.
You can read the 2016 CCG safeguarding declaration
here. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and if you have concerns
regarding the wellbeing of a child or an adult then you have a duty to share
Safeguarding children and young people 0-18
If you have concerns that a child or young person is at risk of or being
abused or neglected you can contact Oldham Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub
(M.A.S.H) to report your concern to:
Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub on 0161
770 7777 (email@example.com)
of hours contact the Emergency Duty Team on 0161 770 6936
Further information is available on Oldham Council's website. Please see the below link
for the quick guide to making a child protection referral
The CCG is signed up to the Greater Manchester
Safeguarding Procedures. If you have a concern about a child or young person,
please refer to these procedures to assist you in your decision making. These
procedures can be found by clicking here:
See also: Safeguarding Children and Adults at Risk Policy
Looked after Children 0-18 years
after children and young people are subject to care orders and under the care
of the Local Authority. Looked after children and young people may reside with
foster carers, residential homes, with family members or live
independently. Looked after Children and young
people often have increased health risks and vulnerability than their peers due
to the impact of poverty, abuse and neglect on their lives.
If you have concerns that a Looked after child or young person is at
risk of or being abused or neglected you can contact Oldham Multi agency
Safeguarding Hub (M.A.S.H) to report your concern to:
Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub on 0161 770 7777 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Out of hours contact the Emergency Duty Team on 0161 770 6936
See also: Annual Report for Looked After Children and Young People, April 2016.
The Care Act (2014) identifies an adult at risk as being:
‘A person who has needs for care
and support (whether or not the local authority is meeting any of those needs),
and as a result of those needs, the person is unable to protect him/herself
against abuse, neglect, exploitation or the risk of it.’
If you have concerns that an adult is at risk of or is being
abused/neglected you can contact Oldham Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (M.A.S.H)
to report your concern on the appropriate number below.
If you have concerns about an adult, who does not meet the Care Act
(2014) criteria, please seek advice.
Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub: 0161 770 1122
Out of Hours (Adult Social
Care): 0161 770 6936
Further information is available on Oldham Council website Please see the link for Oldham Safeguarding Adults procedure for responding and reporting safeguarding concerns.
See also: Safeguarding Annual Report 2015-2016.
NHS Oldham CCG:
Claire Smith, Head of Quality & Safeguarding, Designated Nurse
Safeguarding Children Tel: 0161 622
4302 Mob: 07813 357059
Caroline Waldron Associate Designated Nurse Looked After Children
Tel:0161 622 6438 Mob: 07816142553
Janine Campbell Associate Designated Nurse Safeguarding Adults Tel: 0161 622 6530
NHS Oldham CCG Safeguarding Policies and Procedures:
Safeguarding Policy for
Allegations against professionals working with Children or Adults
Mental Capacity Act Implementation Policy
NHS Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group Safeguarding
NHS Oldham CCG is responsible for commissioning health
services for a population of 237,000 people across Oldham. Health services are
commissioned on behalf of the population of Oldham from local acute hospitals,
general practice, mental health providers, community providers, the independent
sector and independent contractors. However the CCG is clear that safeguarding
is a whole health system priority and accountability and assurance requirements across all provider organisation
interfaces and the local authority.
To achieve this we will commission services to promote and
protect the human rights of each individual child or adult, their independence
and their well-being. We will continue to secure assurance, from all service
providers that we commission from on behalf of the population of Oldham, that
any individual, child or adult, identified as being at risk is effectively
safeguarded against abuse, neglect, discrimination, or poor treatment, and is
treated with dignity and respect. We promote an open and honest culture,
including reporting mechanisms in place if concerns arise regarding
professionals within the health economy who work with children or vulnerable
We require our providers to demonstrate their commitment to
safeguarding through their:
- Policies and procedures, including
their alignment with Oldham Local Safeguarding Children and Adult Boards
polices and standards and the Greater Manchester Safeguarding Procedures.
- Staff training, ensuring that that
all health professionals must have the requisite skills, knowledge and
competence to undertake their specific roles, including independent contractors
and allied health professionals in accordance with best practice and the
standards set out in the Intercollegiate Documents (2014 & 2016).
agency working, ensuring links with the Local Safeguarding Boards and
participation in service reviews when opportunities for learning occur.
- Safer staff recruitment processes,
including Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and the inclusion of
safeguarding responsibilities in all job descriptions.
As a CCG we can also demonstrate our commitment to our accountability for safeguarding through:
- Our safer staff recruitment processes,
including DBS checks and the inclusion of safeguarding responsibilities in job
- Our training, safeguarding training is
part of the mandatory induction for all new members of the CCG team, we
actively support member practices to access training, including that provided
by the Local Safeguarding Boards.
- Our governance, ensuring that
safeguarding is embedded in all aspects of our core business and that
safeguarding compliance & activity reporting is explicit within our
- Our investment in specialist posts
(our Safeguarding team of designated professionals including the Designated
Doctor & Designated Nurses for Children, Looked After Children and Adults).
- Our partnership working, ensuring strategic and
operational level partnership working, through our active membership of the
Local Safeguarding Boards and the relevant sub groups and panels.
are excited to continue to develop the safeguarding services available within
the CCG over the coming year and to continue to ensure that safeguarding is